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O’CONNOR – John 22nd and 21st Regiment

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22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
21st Regiment
NameO’CONNOR – John
Regiment (s)22nd and 21st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) ? / 926
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th April 1832 /18 years / Limerick Ireland / Labourer
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 5 years +
East Indies – 9 years +
Length of Service21 years 67 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th June 1853 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Paddington London England
Pension Districts1853 2nd West London
1853 Deptford
1854 Limerick
1855 Plymouth
1855 Western Australia
1856 Tasmania Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Askeaton Limerick 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
See further information
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer And Commercial News Wednesday 6th February 1856 page 2 Eblana to Adelaide
Departure from Western
2nd February 1856 per Eblana to Adelaide and Melbourne.  Then to Tasmania Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 17th July 1856 Hobart Tasmania
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information21st Regiment was in VDL from 1833-1839
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John O’Connor 926 Location Dinapore Bengal Ireland
1851 John O’Connor 925 Location Glasgow
1851 in the Census of England, Wales and Scotland it appears John O’Conner (sic) may have been married as a John O’Conner, age 32, married, born Askeaton Limerick, was resident at the Infantry Barracks, St. John’s Glasgow. However we have found no marriage or any indication he had a wife accompany him to Western Australia. No wife is recorded on the passenger list for the Elbana to Melbourne, Victoria.
It is evident he had strong ties to Tasmania.
1853 Discharge: chronic rheumatism
1856 Died from Morbus Cordis (Heart Disease)