POWER – John 96th Regiment and Army Staff

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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
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
JORDAN Catherine
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 12th January 1847 Africa
M ASH Abraham 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
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 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/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st January 1894 Heidelberg Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAlthough 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 and although his widow died in Victoria in 1894 there is no indication of where or when he died.