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MANNING – John 39th Regiment

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39th Regiment
Gwalior Star 1843 Maharajpoor
NameMANNING – John
Regiment (s)39th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 451
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th August 1825 / 18 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Dark / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years
East Indies – 13 years 70 days (calculated)
Length of Service21 years 309 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 26th June 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPossible Gwalior Star for Maharajpoor
Intended Residence at
East Grinstead Sussex
Pension Districts1846 Brighton
1846 1st Cork
1853-1856 West Australia
1856 Melbourne
Pension Paid1/1½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807  St Anne Shandon Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SMITH Catherine
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HOLLAND Frances (Widow) nee BAILEY
B Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1st November 1838 St Marks Bangalore Madras India
Children by 1st WifeJohn B c 24th June 1841 Kamptee Madras India
D 29th June 1841 Kamptee Madras India
Catherine B 10th July 1842 India
bap 29th September 1842 Agra Bengal India
D 25th
 June 1843 
Agra Bengal India
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeHOMAN Margaret B c 1835 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage18th September 1851 Cork Ireland
Children by 2nd WifeJohn B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1855 Melbourne Victoria
Ann Margaret B 1855 Western Australia
D 1860 Melbourne Victoria
Mary Jane B 18th September 1857 Melbourne Victoria
bap 9th October 1857 St Peter’s Eastern Hill Melbourne Victoria
D 1860 Melbourne Victoria
Margaret B 1859 Melbourne Victoria
D 1860 Melbourne Victoria
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth  7th November 1855 – page 2
Adelaide Times 14th November 1855 – page 2
Departure from Western
1st November 1855 Departed with wife and 3 children for South Australia per “Vivid”
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st January 1875 Melbourne Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1859 Melbourne Victoria
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFrances Bailey’s first marriage at Madras in 1836/7 was to Thomas Holland (B c1804) a soldier of the 39th Regiment, Thomas died 13th April 1838 (Good Friday) at Bangalore India, the following year she married John Manning also a soldier of the 39th regiment as was the custom at the time. Frances died before John embarked on the Phoebe Dunbar in 1853.
John saw service at Zorapore (Kurnool) 18th October 1839 and at Maharajpore 29 December 1843
British Army Worldwide Index:
1841 John Manning 451 Sergeant 39th location Kamptee
Discharge: Due to rheumatism and being worn out.
John Manning 39th Foot @ 1/1 ½ joined the Phoebe Dunbar at Kingston Harbour (Dublin) AJCP CO18 Reel 460 piece 77 page 272
John Manning was treated for a fever on board the Phoebe Dunbar September 16th 1853