FORDE / FORD – John 28th Regiment

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NameFORDE / FORD – John
Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 724
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th September 1830 / 18 years 2 months / Newry Down Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh /  Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 6 years 9 months
East Indies – 5 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 3 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1854 Londonderry
1854 Turkey
1855 Londonderry
1855 Donegal
1856 Omagh
1861-1870 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of BirthJune 1812 St Pauls Dublin 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
McGILLEN Sue (tentative)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage18th July 1853 Tyrone Donegal Ireland
The handwriting is very indistinct and is transcribed as John  Ward
Children by 1st WifeThe Bi-Centennial Dictionary and East Perth Cemeteries list 5 possible children if the wife was Susan McGillen:
Samuel James

Thomas B 26th January 1860 Clinleigh (Lifford) Tyrone Donegal Ireland
Father John Ford Mother Susan McGillian (sic)
Sarah Ann B 6th April 1862 Rottnest Island Western Australia
Father John Ford mother Susan McGillan (sic)
Helen Johanna B 30th October 1864 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeBODDINGTON William
Date/Place of Marriage1871 Albany Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th November 1870 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 Census HO 107/2224 Salford, Manchester, Lancashire
John Forde, 38, Unmarried, Soldier, 28th Regt., Born Dublin, Ireland.
Reason for discharge:
Chronic Rheumatism & chest affliction.
Private John Forde suffered in the early part of his service from chest affliction. In Australia had bowel complaint and a severe injury of the leg received on duty. In India, in 1842, while on passage up the Indus, he was most active and humane in assisting the unfortunate suffers from cholera during that awful epidemic; and, though he escaped that disease, he was attacked, soon after, with severe fever; and was 2 months under treatment – had a relapse in/43 at Bombay, and again in /44. Since then, he has had severe local affections; and has latterly complained of much oppression in the chest, rendering him unable to carry his pack. From his age and service he is not likely, to be, again, efficient, and is, therefore recommended be discharged. His disability is attributed to climate and service, not to vice or intemperance. Conduct in hospital always good.
Worldwide Army index
1841 John Ford 724, 28th Regt, Location Sydney, New South Wales WO12/4449
1851 John Forde, 724, 28th Regt, Location Manchester, WO12/ 4457