ODGERS – John 85th Regiment

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85th Regiment

NameODGERS – John
Regiment (s)85th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1588
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th August 1839 / 17 years 8 months / Plymouth Devon England
Copper miner
Description – Height
5Ft 6½ in
Pale / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 3 years 5 months
West Indies – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service14 years 325 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 24th October 1854 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1854 Bristol
July 1857 – September 1880 Western Australia
1881 South Australia (no pension details)
Pension Paid9d per diem: originally for 3 years after discharge but received permanent pension in 1857 in Western Australia
May 1874 pension increased to 1/3d for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth2nd December 1821 St Clement Cornwall England
Date/Place of Baptism1st July 1822 St Clement Cornwall England
Date/Place of Birth
c1775 Cornwall England
Date/Place of Birth
c1795 Cornwall England
Not yet known
SiblingsRichard bap 30th March 1823 St Clement Cornwall England
Ann B c1828 St Clement Cornwall England
Thomas B c1834 St Clement Cornwall England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LYNCH Honora (Ann)
B c1831 Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage25th July 1846 Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B c1853 unknown location
M 1st CANTWELL Mary Joseph 28th November 1876  Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd MOULAN Norah 1907 Perth Western Australia
D 28th May 1908 East Perth Western Australia
Alfred B Not yet known
D Not yet known
Clara B Not yet known (possibly named after the Clara)
D Not yet known
Mary Jane B c1863
M FOHRMAN John 14th June 1886 Glanville South Australia
D 9th March 1898 Port Adelaide South Australia
Alice V.
B Not yet known
M HEARD Harold 25th February 1911 
D Not 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
13th December 1866 assigned Lot P26 of one acre at North Fremantle
Occupation after
Town Hall Porter Hindmarsh South Australia
Newspaper ArticlesChronicle (Adelaide) 15th August 1896
Advertiser (Adelaide) Monday 11th December 1905 page 6
West Australian Saturday 30th May 1908
The Register (Adelaide) Wednesday 30th June 1909 page 5
Departure from Western
May have departed Western Australia from Fremantle per Otway 29th September 1880: in South Australia in 1881
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th March 1907 Brompton Adelaide South Australia
Wallaroo Cemetery South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
5th April 1915 Wallaroo South Australia
Wallaroo Cemetery (tentative) South Autralia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJohn Odgers (Jnr) and his second wife Norah Moulan were involved in a tragic murder suicide in East Perth Western Australia
27th June 1909 memorial erected over John Odgers’ (Snr) grave at Wallaroo Cemetery by the Daly District IOOF, MU (Masons)