HARRIS – John 5th Regiment

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5th Regiment

Dies Fremantle Lunatic Asylum

NameHARRIS – John
Regiment (s)5th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 875
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th April 1831 / 19 years / Manchester Lancashire England
Cooper
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10 in
Fresh / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 11 months
Malta – 2 years 5 months
Ionian Islands – 5 years
Length of Service14 years 9 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th August 1845 / Belfast  Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1845 1st Manchester
1847 Chester
1850 1st Manchester
1851-1870 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1812 Manchester Lancashire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
HARRIS John
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DUNN  Ann
1827 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage3rd April 1849 Manchester Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeFrancis  B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
M La MOTTE Frances Gertrude 23rd January 1887 Fremantle
D 12th January 1924 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Church of Christ Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
John  B 3rd April 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
D 9th November 1907 Claremont Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Eliza  B 19th December 1859 Western Australia
M BUNNEY Joseph Not yet known
D 1st July 1930 East Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret  B 19th December 1859  Fremantle Western Australia
M1  MUNRO  James Peter 8th November 1885  Perth
M2  MUNRO Edward Western Australia
D 28th June 1937 East Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ann  B 1852 Fremantle
D 1852 Western Australia
Caroline B 5th April 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M1 SUMMERFIELD Benjamin 1879 Fremantle Western Australia
M2  CAPORN  Sidney 1885 Fremantle Western Australia
D  4th August 1915  Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
DUNN  William
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeWETHERAL  Thomas
Date/Place of Marriage1874 Fremantle
Land Grants Western
Australia
North Fremantle lot P19
2 acres 37 perches / returned allotment
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 9th June 1858 – page 4d  –  Subscribed to Indian Relief Fund
Inquirer 25th February 1863 page 2a –  Subscribed to Lancashire relief fund
Daily News  Tuesday 30th May 1893 – Page 3  – Margaret MUNRO re death of MUNRO James Peter – Insurance
Western Mail  Friday 13th August 1915 – page 25 – Death of Caroline CAPORN
West Australian Wednesday 2nd July 1930 – page 1 – funeral of Elizabeth BUNNEY
West Australian  6th September 1935 – page 1 – death of Joseph BUNNEY ( husband Elizabeth )
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th November 1870 Lunatic Asylum Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateAdmin – SROWA Cons 3458/1871/170
Further Information1845  – Unfit for service due to mania & catarrh.
1852 – Committed to Asylum for treatment (Battye Library Reel 1800A):
Admission to Roman Catholic Orphanage
Margaret HARRIS age 9 – admitted  24th February 1868 – left  20th February 1874 to go to service Champion Bay
Eliza HARRIS age 9 – admitted 24th February 1868 –  left  20th February 1874 to go to service Geraldton
Caroline HARRIS  age 6 – admitted 24th February 1868 – left 24th September 1874 to go to service Champion Bay