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MASH / MARSH / MUSH – John 4th Regiment

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4th Regiment
NameMASH / MARSH / MUSH – John
Regiment (s)4th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 344
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th May 1826 / 18 years / Bury St Edmunds England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Swarthy / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationPortugal – 1 year 3 months
New South Wales – 6 years 5 months
East Indies – 8  years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 92 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Linton Cambridgeshire England
Pension Districts1847 Cambridge
1855-1856 Western Australia
1856-1879 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Shudy-Camps near Linton Cambridgeshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1781 Suffolk England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1831 Horseheath Cambridgeshire England
Date/Place of Marriageby banns 15th October 1847 Horseheath Cambridgeshire England
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
VALPIED Julia b 1827 father Peter VALPIED
Date/Place of Marriage25th March 1862 Pm chapel (Meadows) Strathalbyn
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st June 1891 Meadows Strathalbyn South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th May 1860  Meadows Strathalbyn South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Location Bellary, Madras
Discharge due to general debility and impaired constitution.
1851 Census HO 107/1761/337
Shudy Camps, Linton, Cambridgeshire
Northfield End
John Marsh (sic) Head, Married, 42, Pensioner, Born Shuddy Camps, Cambridgeshire, England.
Susan Marsh, Wife, Married, 20, born Horseheath Cambridgeshire
Sarah Marsh, Mother, widow, 70, formerly servant, born Suffolk, (Talloutwatling?)
John Marsh, nephew, 21, single, Ag labourer, born Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire, England
Marriage transcript
John Marsh (sic) married 15 October 1847 at Horseheath, bachelor, soldier of Castle Camps, father Robert, a labourer, to Susan Stinton, a minor, of this parish, father Thomas, labourer, by banns.
WO22/250 South Australia 1854-1862 £12/17/2 owing for wife’s passage.
AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell. Mrs Susan Mash gave evidence that she was one of the women who objected to being examined by Surgeon Caldwell. She also gave evidence re the treatment of Mrs Brown. John Mash also gave testimony re the state of their marriage.
After the death of his wife Susan in 1860 John Married Julia Valpied in 1862, however this marriage had its problems as he advertised in the newspaper in 1874 he was not responsible for any debts she incurred. No death has been found for Julia.