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PORTER – Henry 10th 81st and 107th Regiment

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10th Regiment Lincolnshire Cap
81st Regiment Colours
107th Regiment Bengal Light Infantry
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp
NamePORTER – Henry
Regiment (s)10th 81st and 107th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 2167 – 10th Regiment
544 – 81st Regiment
1903 – 107th Regiment
Date/Place/Trade or Profession at Attestation4th May 1844 /18 years/ Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fair / Grey / Fair / Bullet wound at back of right shoulder
Overseas ServiceIndia 19 years 50 days
Length of Service21 years 83 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th July  1865 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsPunjab Medal with two clasps
Indian Mutiny Medal with Capture of Lucknow clasp
Residence at DischargeWoolwich Kent England
Pension Districts1865 Woolwich
1866 Deptford
1866 1st East London
1867 Chatham
1867 Kilkenny
1867 Southampton
1867 Dorchester
1868 – 1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place UK or Ireland 12th October1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival Western AustraliaHOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1826 Abbeyleix Queens (now Laois) Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism14 January 1826 Abbeyleix, Queens County Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Henry Porter
Date/Place of Birth
Mary (possibly Shuran/ Sheeran)
SiblingsNot yet known
1st WifeJOYCE Johannah or Johanna (nee McGRATH)
Date/Place of Marriage23rd June 1873 Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
1st Husband of WifeJOYCE John – 37th Regiment arrived ROBERT SMALL 1853
D 12th March 1872 Western Australia
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children of 1st HusbandMary Anne B c1848 Ireland
M MURTHA James 15th August 1863 York Western Australia
D 1 August 1929 Mt Lawley Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Catherine B c1854 Fremantle WA
M BALDWIN John 1870 Fremantle WA
D 27 February 1929 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC WA
3rd Husband of WifeCOOK Henry (Prison Warder)
D 1886 Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Times Tuesday 25th January 1876 page 3 Death of Henry
Departure from Western AustraliaNot Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th January 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial – Wife1884 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 Henry Porter 2167 Private 10th regt. Location Wazirabad
1861 Henry Porter 2167/544 Private 81st regt. Location Rawalpindi
Discharge: Due to lumbago and rheumatism
Awarded medal for Long Service and Good Conduct with gratuity of £5
Died while on duty Fremantle prison
Johanna’s third husband Henry Cook was appointed warder at the convict establishment before leaving the UK. He arrived on the Esmeralda. He was a former soldier of the 35th Foot and later served with the Enrolled Guard. He was discharged from the 35th foot on 1846 with the right to apply for a deferred pension. He and his wife were living at the Fremantle Barracks in 1882. (Further information see MS James.)