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22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
NameMURPHY – John
Regiment (s)22nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 757
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1832 / 18 years / Banagher Kings Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 8 years 343 days
Length of Service19 years 176 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Liverpool England
Pension Districts1854 2nd Plymouth
1854 3rd Plymouth
1855-1857 Western Australia
1857-1858 South Australia
Pension Paid10d 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 Birth1814 Gillion near Cloughlin Kings Ireland (also spelt Gallen near Cloghan)
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of News and Politics Friday 25 July 1856-  page 3 (Trial of Captain Foss)
Perth Gazette Friday 8 August 1856 – page 4
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 11 March 1857 – page 2
Departure from Western
11th March 1857 per “C. W. Bradley” a John MURPHY to South Australia.
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd October 1858 Reedy Creek South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index 1841
John Murphy, 757,22nd Foot, Location: At sea camp near Poona, India WO12/3903
1851 As Above, Location Dagshai, India
Discharge due to Chronic Hepatitis – liver considerably enlarged.
During the proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints made by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell when
Mrs Mash, Mrs Murphy, and Mrs Weir wives of the Enrolled pensioners were under medical treatment for symptoms that he thought exceedingly strange for married women, Susan Murphy, wife of John Murphy, said she submitted to the examination through fear of punishment – by which she meant being put into the ‘Black Box’ or kept down below. Her husband Enrolled pensioner John Murphy said he and his wife lived as man and wife both before and after the examination and he was not diseased.
John Murphy gave evidence at the trial of Captain Foss as he entrusted £17 to Captain FOSS for safe keeping.
There are no records for Susan Murphy after the arrival of the Stag. John Murphy travelled to South Australia alone.