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GILBRIDE / GILBRIDGE – John 88th Regiment

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88th REGIMENT Colours
British Crimea Medal Alma-Inkerman Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1947
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th June 1845 / 18 years / Boyle Roscommon Ireland, a labourer
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 year 4 months
North America – 1 year 1 month
Embarked with the service companies on 4 April 1854 (Crimea)
Length of Service9 years 283 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal Clasps Alma, Inkermann
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1855 Sligo
1865 Tilbury
1865-1903 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Increased to 1/5 for services to the Enrolled Force 1881
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Barnadareg Sligo 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 B 1862 (deduced)
M Ellen Woods 24 November 1886 Fremantle WA
D 5 May 1931 East Perth WA
B Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Michael B 1867 Western Australia
M LEWINGTON Gertrude 14 September 1891
D7 March 1913 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC
Bernard B 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D 3rd November 1914 Coogee Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine B c1873 Western Australia
D 17th September 1905 Coogee Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Martin Thomas B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17 October 1926 Beaconsfield Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC
Lavinia Anna B 1880 (deduced)
M 1900 CARROLL William John Fremantle WA
D 16 January 1953 South Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC
Gertrude B c1880 Not yet known
D 1898 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Ellen B unknown
M COLEMAN James 1897 Fremantle WA
D Unknown
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Catherine
Land Grants Western
Lake Munster or Koojee Lot P11
20 acres Assigned 7 November 1876
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Saturday 19 September 1903 page 6 death notice John Gilbride
The West Australian Monday 2 September 1907 page 2 sale of land at Coogee
The Daily News Saturday 23 October 1926 page 5 obituary of Martin Thomas Gilbride
The West Australian Tuesday 6 January 1931 page 1 death notices James Gilbride
The West Australian Monday 19 January 1953 page 20 death of Lavinia Anna Carroll
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th September 1903 South Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
25th May 1907 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1907/153 Catherine Gilbride
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 John Gilbride 1947 88th regt stationed at Halifax Nova Scotia
Discharge: Due to permanent lameness of the left leg from a gunshot wound at the battle of Inkerman
Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log (although quoted as Thomas) Wednesday 2nd August 1865 reported by Sergeant Major for threatening the Boatswain’s Mate. Ordered to be placed in watch and grog stopped for 7 days.
In 1866 John Gilbride nominated his cousin John Gardner (24) living at Holberon Street Sligo, Co Sligo as an emigrant. John appears in the occurrence book of the Fremantle police fairly regularly often for being drunk using obscene language, creating a disturbance and occasionally for property damage.28 December 1877 convicted of insubordination at Fremantle 112 day in prison during which time half his pension to be suspended the other half paid to his wife.
26 March 1878 Case reconsidered and the whole of the suspended pension to be paid to wife.

17 November 1869. THOS BUTLER, pensioner charged JOHN GILBRIDE, pensioner with creating a disturbance and breaking the doors and windows of his dwelling house on the 16th inst. Fined 20/- and £2 costs for damages to Butler’s house. 1 October 1870. PC James Healy brought to station at 5.30pm from North Fremantle Bridge in a cart JOHN GILBRIDE, pensioner off the force, charged with being drunk and also for medical treatment he having received a severe cut on the leg.
3 October 1870. JOHN GILBRIDE, pensioner of the Force charged with creating a disturbance and using obscene language and resisting the police on the 30th ultimo. Fined £2 or 1 months imprisonment.
3 October 1870. JOHN GILBRIDE, pensioner, drunk and using obscene language towards Captain Finnerty and family. Discharged, Capt Finnerty not pressed
4 October1870. JOHN GILBRIDE pensioner summonsed Maurice Carroll expiree for making threatening language towards him and that he was in bodily fear of the said Maurice Carroll. Bound over to keep the peace for 3 months himself in the sum of £10 and 2 sureties in the sum of £5 each.
After Catherine’s death in 1907 the properties were put up for sale according to the instruction of her will and are listed as being:
Lot 1. Was a portion of Cockburn sound location 7 at Hampton Road Beaconsfield (described as opposite the Post Office) consisting of a 2 roomed stone house with a back verandah (sic).
Lot 2. Clarence suburban lot 9 of 3 acres 2 roods and 10 perches with a 4 roomed stone house with front and back verandahs, tanks, stables etc. There were 2 acres of vines and a vegetable garden (frontage to Fairbairn and Peel Roads).
Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 118. There is no sign of where the grave was, it may have been disturbed by the creation of the Heritage trail as it should have been beside it.