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4th Light Dragoons
Turkish Crimea Medal
British Crimea Medal Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps
NameO’CONNOR – John
Regiment (s)4th Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s) 873
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th April 1846 / 24 years / Cork Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey and Crimea – 2 years 1 month
Length of Service10 years 275 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th January 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal clasps Balaclava Inkermann Sebastopol Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1857 Tullamore
1857 1st Manchester
1858 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem – Temporary 3 years to 27th January 1860
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1822 St. Finbarr’s Cork Cork 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
b c1826 England
Date/Place of Marriage15th April 1850 Manchester England
Children by 1st WifeJohn James B c1849 Not yet known
Bp 22 September 1851 St. Michael’s Limerick City Limerick, Ireland
M SINCLAIR Mary Ann 17th April 1879 Bunbury Western Australia grand-daughter EPG Jeffrey Ringwood
D 29th December 1916 Beaconsfield Western Australia
Frances Mary B 1851 bp 22 September 1851 St. Michael’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland
M ROSS Charles 1880 Victoria Australia
D 30th My 1923 Hawthorn Victoria Australia
Charles B c1858 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1859 aged 4 months
Bur 11th April 1859 St. Patricks, Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Alice/Ann B 24 June 1860 Perth Western Australia
M DARLINGTON Hawley 1888 Fremantle Western Australia (Lemuel H. Darlington on children’s birth entries)
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 ArticlesLeader (Melbourne, Vic: 1862-1918, 1935)
Death notice Elizabeth O’Connor
The Daily News Wednesday 10th January 1917 page 6 obituary John James
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th July 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th March 1911 Hawthorn Victoria
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to a rupture on the right side occasioned when on mounted duty in the Crimea
British Army, Worldwide Index
1851 873 Location Birmingham
1851 Census John O’Connor is stationed at the Barracks with his regiment at Aston, near Birmingham, Warwickshire. He is a married man born Cork Ireland and is age 28. There is no sign of Elizabeth