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FOSTER – John 15th Regiment

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15th Regiment East Yorkshire Cap Badge
NameFOSTER – John
Regiment (s)15th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2302
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th October 1842 / 20 years / Armagh Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 8 years 4 months
Length of Service12 years 70 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th December 1854 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Redhills Cavan Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Cavan
April 1856 –September 1857 Western Australia
1 October 1857-18 January 1858 Adelaide
1857 Victoria (no pension details): pension expired
1882 Pension inquiry re a deferred pension on reaching the age of 50 on 18th October 1872
Pension Paid8d per diem temporary for 3 years expired 18 January 1858
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1822 Galloon Newton Butler Fermanagh Ireland (Newtownbutler)
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: John Foster was married prior to his departure but his wife refused to accompany him to Western Australia
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Mid-1857 departed from Western Australia (unknown ship) for Adelaide: pension paid in South Australia to September 1857 but no further records available
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1851
Private John Foster 15th regiment 2302 location Kandy and Colombo Ceylon
Discharge due to impaired general health, lung disease
Lived in Doveton Street Ballarat in 1882 (UK National Archives ref 1882/9161 via FindMyPast which is a letter from a William Sutton attesting to Fosters identity regarding a deferred pension – mentions WA EPG details)