OLIVER – Stephen 6th Dragoon Guards

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6th Inniskilling Dragoons Badge

Class of 1853 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – April 2013 EPG Gazette

NameOLIVER – Stephen
Regiment (s)6th Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s) 234
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th October 1825 / 19 years / Armagh Ireland
Cabinet Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¾ in
Fresh / Black / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service15 years 173 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 26th April 1841 / Newbridge
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1841 Wolverhampton
1853 – 1856 Western Australia
1856 – 1871 Van Dieman’s Land
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Disertenagh (sic) Tyrone 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
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
1853 Placed in charge of Fremantle Police but lost job due to alcohol issues (WA Police Record of Service)
1855 Warder Convict Depot
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Left 5th March 1856 per “Thane of Fife” for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th February 1871 Tasmania (WO23_62_00182)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged due to ‘unfit for further service’
Refer Barker’s “Warders and Gaolers”