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 Districts1854 Cavan
April 1856 – January 1857 Western Australia
September 1857 Adelaide
1857 Victoria (no pension details): pension expired
Pension Paid8d per diem
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
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 in Western Australia: worked as a gold miner and prospector in Victoria (Ballarat) and possibly in New South Wales
Newspaper ArticlesBendigo Advertiser Tuesday 2nd November 1869 – page 2
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: several possible death records that could apply to Foster: may have returned to Fermanagh Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationWorked on Ballarat goldfields in Victoria: possibly also in Bendigo area in 1869 (see newspaper article). Lived in Doveton Street Ballarat in 1882 (see Sutton’s letter to Treasury regarding deferred pension for Foster).