GRATTAN / GRATTON / GRATTEN – John 49th Regiment

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49th Regiment of Foot cap badge

British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

Lived Barracks 1880

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Regiment (s)49th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2664
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21 Oct 1848 / 18 years / Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fair /Hazel / Brown / Amputated right finger
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 2 years
Crimea – 1 year 6 months
Length of Service6 years 325 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd June 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 1st Liverpool
1856 Tullamore
1862 Tilbury
1862-1884 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
18th January 1881 Increased to 1/2d per diem  for service to Enrolled Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1830 Edenderry Philipstown Kings County 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
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJoseph B c 1856 (Tentative)
D 1863 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
1868 and 1874 granted Locations G40 & G41 at Upper Greenough of 20 Acres each
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesEdinburgh Gazette Issue 6449 page 1177 Friday December 15th 1854 2664 John Grattan 49th Slight injury
Perth Inquirer 1863 (Lancashire Relief Fund)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th May 1884 Perth Western Australia
13th May 1884 Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSRO Cons 3458-1885-061 Letters of Administration to widow Elizabeth Gratton (sic) No children
Value of Victoria Locations G 40 & 41 £70 less debts of £30
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 John Grattan 2664 Private 49th Foot location Fermoy, Cork Ireland and Corfu Ionian Islands
Discharge due to loss of right ring finger by amputation after shell wound received 21st July. Has been under treatment at Brompton Hospital for syphilis for the last 4 months of an aggressive form –general health much broken.
19th November 1880 shown on roll of Enrolled Guard as occupying quarters with wife. His letters of Administration say no children