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McGUINNESS / McGINNIS – John 89th and 45th Regiment

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89th Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers
45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters
South Africa Medal
Regiment (s)89th and 45th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2188
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21 March, 1842 / 17 years / Lisburn Down Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Dark brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 1 year 9 months
Montevideo – 10 months
Cape of Good Hope – 12 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 31 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th October 1864 / Parkhurst Isle of Wight
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal 1846-1847 & 1850-1853
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1864 1st Belfast
1865-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1825 Ballysillan Belfast 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Assigned Freshwater Bay Location 1072 10 acres
6th August 1885 Title Application
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesTThe Herald Fremantle Saturday 6th January 1872 – page 3 John McGuinness victim of theft
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1886 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1851 John McGinness 2188 Private 45th Foot location Natal
2nd Entry 1851 John McGinness 2188 Private 45th foot location Detachment King Williamstown East London and Cape of Good Hope
1861 As above location Aldershot
Discharge at own request having served upward of 21 years
March 1876 transferred from Fremantle to 1st Perth District