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FOLEY – John 88th Regiment

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88th Regiment Colours

Class of 1852 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – October 2012 EPG Gazette

NameFOLEY – John
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 839
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th January 1836 / 18 years / Ballincollig Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 6 years 6 months
West Indies – 3 years six months
Halifax Nova Scotia – 6 months
Length of Service15 years 88 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 22nd July 1851 /  Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1851 1st Cork
1852 1st East London
1852-1854 Western Australia
1857 – 1868 Melbourne
Pension paid Melbourne to September Quarter 1868
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
May 3, 1852 Plymouth, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Ballincollig Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Police Constable Fremantle
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known – between 1854 and 1857
Date/Place of Death/BurialPossibly 1868 Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Foley 839 Private 88th Regt. Location Malta
1851 John Foley 839 Sergeant 88th Regt location Chatham
Discharge due to impaired vision and general bad health
In the 1851 Census John Foley, age 34, single, sergeant 88th Regt is a patient in the General Medical Hospital (Fort Pitt) St Margaret Chatham Kent England
1854 deserted Force – Pension suspended. Reinstated Melbourne Victoria 1857 after repayment of £30 for passage