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1st Regiment
British Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp
Land Purchase 1875 (used by Goodman for 7 years previous)
NameGOODMAN – John
Regiment (s)1st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1418
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th July 1839 / 17 years / Newry Ireland
Flax Dresser
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 6 years 3 months
West Indies – 2 years 1 month
North America – 3 years 4 months
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years 2 months
India – 2 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 73 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / No date/Approved 12th August 1862 / Camp Colchester England
Campaign MedalsBritish Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1862 1st Glasgow
1865 East London
1865 Tilbury
1865-1879 Western Australia
1879-1894 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/5½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
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 Birthc1822 Newry Down 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
Jersey Channel Islands
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas Joseph B 1853 Newport Wales
M Ellen Minden GORMAN daughter of John Gorman 50th foot (Minden) 1876 Perth WA
D 13 October 1932 Perth WA
Mary Ann B 1856 London Middlesex
Edward B 1858 Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (Mother Cummoford)
M HOWE Ellen Mary 1884 Jarrahdale WA
D 27 March 1944 West Perth WA
Emily Ann B 1866 Perth Western Australia
M BENNETT Christopher James 7th October 1886 St. Patrick’s Adelaide South Australia.
D 1946 Fitzroy VictoriaClara Agnes B 1868 Northam Western Australia
M PEAKE Hugh 1900 Daly South Australia
D 1926 Burra South Australia
John Francis B 1870 Northam Western Australia
M JARMAN Annie Beatrice Alice 1910 Norwood South Australia
D 1936 Adelaide South Australia
Cosmore Douglas Roland B 1873 Northam Western Australia
M CRITCHLEY Kate 1895 Adelaide South Australia
D 1943 Norwood South 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
Free grant of P2 Northam entitled him to purchase Northam Lot P5
20 acres for £11/10/0 Application 16th February 1875
Occupation after
In Western Australia a Sergeant of the Enrolled Pensioner Guard
In South Australia he was a commissionaire
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 25 December 1878 page 3 Rob Roy and John Goodman

The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 11 December 1894 page 2 Funeral Notice John Goodman
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 10 June 1896 page 2 funeral notice Margaret Goodman
The Daily News Tuesday 25 October 1932 page 8 Obituary Thomas Goodman
The Daily News Monday 27 March 1944 page 7 Obituary of Edward Goodman

Departure from Western
1879 to South Australia per Rob Roy 20/12/1878 (Margaret said she came on the Otway on her admission to Adelaide Hospital.)
Date/Place of Death/Burial10 December 1894 “Kilkenny” Adelaide SA
West Terrace Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
8 June 1896 “Kilkenny” Hindmarsh South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 John Goodman 1418 Private 1st Batt 1st Foot stationed Gibraltar
1851 as above stationed Nova Scotia
1861 as above stationed depot Colchester
Discharge: At own request having served upwards of 21 years
In the 1861 Census John Goodman is still a private in the army but he is working as a servant in the home of Lieutenant William Freeborn at St. Nicholas Harwick Essex. His wife Margaret, age 33 born Jersey and children Thomas, age 8 born Newport Wales, Maryann, age 5 born London and Edward, age 3 born Scotland are also living at the same address.
John Goodman and his family were due to proceed to Western Australia as part of the guard on the Merchantman in 1864 however after being on board for 17 days he and his family together with the family of William Costello (2 wives and 10 children) were put ashore at Portland 27 June 1864 owing to their children having measles. Both were part of the guard of the Racehorse the following year
.Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log (although quoted as Thomas) Monday 24th July 1865 grog stopped for 7 days “for carrying silly tales among the women whilst employed washing”
On the 30th June 1869 John Goodman, corporal of pensioners at Northam nominated his wife’s aunt Hannah a widow age 40 and cousins William age 23 and Mary age 23 (both single) as immigrants. The family was living at 14 Royal Square St Heliers Jersey at the time.
There was a problem with the land that was allotted to the pensioners by the river at Northam in that the local farmers told them it was not worth clearing as they would be swamped in the winter. John Goodman Corporal in charge (Northam) wrote to Captain Roe on 17th March 1868 proposing a scheme whereby additional land could be either exchanged or added to the original grants. He had been allotted P2 and asked to be permitted to purchase a further 20 acres P5. His plan was approved.
A Mary Anne Goodman married William Kenworthy in 1878 and died 1936 age 78 but we have no evidence to prove this was the daughter of John Goodman EPG.
Margaret appears to have been admitted to the hospital on 14th April 1879 as Mary, age 46, Protestant born Jersey. She was living at Gouger Street at the time and had arrived on the Otway.
Son Cosmos was also admitted to the hospital on 7th September 1893 and again on 1st November 1893. At the time he was living at “Kilkenny”, he was age 17, Single, Church of England, working as a collar maker, born Western Australia and had been in the Colony for
17 years. (No ship of arrival)
John Goodman was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 3rd March 1893 and 7th September 1893. He originally said he was age 70, Church of England, living “Kilkenny” occupation commissionaire, born Essex, and had been 1 8 years in the Colony and had arrived of the Race Horse (sic).
John Goodman died in Royal Adelaide Hospital on 10 December 1894 after having been admitted on 30 November 1894