FREEMAN – John 85th Regiment

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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 89 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th January 1847 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Ennis Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Ennis
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 WifeThomas B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
3 more children
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.
Not known what happened to wife Bridget and 4 children after John Freeman’s death, 4 months after arriving in Adelaide.