FREEMAN – John 85th Regiment

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Name FREEMAN – 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/Duration West Indies – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service 4 years 89 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 25th January 1847 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign Medals None
Intended Residence at
Ennis Ireland
Pension Districts 1847 Ennis
1853-1856 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
Pension Paid April 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 Birth 1823 Ennistimon Clare Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage Not yet known
Children by 1st Wife Michael B 1850 Not yet known
Thomas B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
2 more children born 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 Articles Inquirer (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/Burial 5th February 1857 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or Probate None known
Further Information Discharged from British Army due to Ophthalmic condition & impaired vision in both eyes.
Not known what happened to wife Bridget and 4 children after John Freeman’s death, 4 months after arriving in Adelaide.