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85th Regiment
NameFREEMAN – John
Regiment (s)85th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2018
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th June 1842 / 20 years / Ennis Clare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service4 years 169 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 7th November 1846 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Ennis Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Ennis
1847 London 2nd North
1847 London 1st East
1852 Tilbury Fort
1853-1856 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
Pension PaidApril 1847 6d per diem for 2 years to be reviewed
1851 6d per diem made permanent
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth1823 Ennistimon Clare 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 WifeJames (Jacobus) b 3rd December 1847
Bp 12 December 1847 St Mary and St Michael Tower Hamlets Middlesex England
Michael b 1850
BP 21st April 1850 St Mary and St Michael Stephen Tower Hamlets Middlesex England
Bridget b 1851
Bp 13th December 1851 St Mary and St Michael Tower Hamlets Middlesex
Thomas B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer (Perth) Wednesday 15th October 1856 – page 3
Departure from Western
12th October 1856 left Fremantle for South Australia per Frances with wife and 4 children. £18/15/3 stopped from pension for passages
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th February 1857 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged from British Army due to Ophthalmic condition & impaired vision in both eyes.
John Freeman age 30 and his son Michael age 3 received medical treatment aboard the Dudbrook
Not known what happened to wife Bridget and 4 children after John Freeman’s death, 4 months after arriving in Adelaide.
Thomas Freeman was admitted to the (ROYAL) Adelaide hospital twice the first time was on 5th October 1878 age 24, RC, a single man born in Western Australia living King William Street, a labourer who had been 22 years in the Colony (SA). The second time on 27th September 1883 when he was age 28 and except he was living at Clare SA the details are the same. No ship either time.