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96th Regiment 1875
NamePOWER – John
Regiment (s)96th Regiment and Army Staff
Regiment Number (s) 1447 – 96th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st March 1840 / 17 years / Manchester Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralia – 7 years 9 months
India – 5 years 6 months
Gibraltar – 10 months
Length of Service21 years 43 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant Major / 2nd June 1863 / Devonport England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Military Barracks Plymouth England
Pension Districts1863 2nd Plymouth
1863-1881 Western Australia
1881- January 1884 Victoria
Pension Paid2/6d per diem
18th January 1881 Increased  to 3/0d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of BirthApril 1824 Elphin Roscommon Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
POWER Edward
Date/Place of Birth
PERRYMAN Mary (as recorded on his death registration)
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1826 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeEliza B 1857 Gibraltar
M FINDLAY Charles Evelyn 1887 Victoria Australia
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
1st Husband of WifeJORDAN John
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandMaria B 8th January 1847 Africa
Bp 12th January 1879 – father JORDAN Johannis, mother PERNSMAN Catherine-Adult baptism Perth WA
M EPG ASH Abraham 1868 Fremantle Western Australia (64th Hougoumont)
D Not yet known
Land Grants Western
6th April 1881 granted Perth Location Y143 of 2 roods 28 perches at corner of Aberdeen and Fitzgerald streets (Title Deed 5/1106)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Argus Wednesday 14th December 1887 page 1 Marriage of Eliza
The Australasian 17th February 1894 – page 41 (Obit)
Departure from Western
In 1882 went “to Eastern Colonies” having applied 27th May 1881 for a  transfer to Hobart
Date/Place of Death/Burial1884 Melbourne Hospital age 64
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st January 1894 Heidelberg Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Private 1447 Location Chatham
1851 Sergeant 1447 Location Lahore India
Discharge: Completed 21 years’ service, free to pension. Conduct extemporary.
In the 1861 Census the family is living at Stoke Demerel, Devonport, Devon.
John Power, Head, Married, 40. Soldier, Born Ireland
Catherine Power, Wife, Married, 36. Born Ireland
Maria Jordan, Step-daughter, 14 Scholar, born Africa
Eliza Power, daughter, 4, born Gibraltar.On the 31st August 1876. Pvt. John Power, Staff of the Army, 2/6 per day, has built his brick and mortar 2-roomed cottage on his free grant No. 143 at Perth and requests £15.
In 1879 step daughter Maria ASH nee JORDAN was baptised into the Catholic faith it was the same year that a Maria Ash married a William O’CONNOR which rather indicates it is the same woman.

Although it is recorded that he applied for a transfer to Tasmania in 1881 he actually went to Victoria and was paid there until the January quarter of 1884. He was struck off the pension list for not collecting his pension