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John Pratt by Betty Foster July 2014 EPG Gazette

98th Regiment Prince of Wales
24th Regiment South Wales Borderers cap badge
NamePRATT – John
Regiment (s)98th and 24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1504 – 24th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st May 1824 / 17 years 7 months / Leeds Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 4½ in
Sallow / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 12 years 6 months
Canada – 3 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 17 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th October 1845 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1846 Kilkenny
1850 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc 1807 Rathdowner Mount Rathy Queens Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism16th February 1808 Rathdowner Queens Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CAHILL Catherine
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B c1849 Ireland
D not yet known
William B 1851 Western Australia
M LAWLOR Ann 1876 Bunbury WA
D 29th July 1876 Bunbury WA
Buried Bunbury Catholic Cemetery
Margaret B 21st January 1853 Western Australia
bap 23rd January 1853 Bunbury Western Australia
baptised Perth 27th January 1853
M SLOAN James Daniel 28th December1876 Bunbury Western Australia
D 11th July 1931 Bunbury WA
John B 21st July 1854 Bunbury Western Australia
Bp 13th December 1854 Perth WA
D 12th November 1859 Bunbury Western Australia
Buried Bunbury Catholic Cemetery
James B 1856 Bunbury Western Australia
M THOMAS Mary Jane 1882 Bunbury
D 27th August 1925 Perth Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta cemetery Perth WA
Thomas B 1861 Bunbury Western Australia
D Not yet known
Catherine / Katherine B 1864 Bunbury Western Australia (placed in an orphanage)
D Not yet known
Annie B not known
M NORRIE William Davenport 6th December 1875 Bunbury WA
Mother / Father  of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Wife’s 2nd  MarriageSTEWART aka MILLOY John STEWART aka MILLOY John (convict 3206)
Bunbury 1866
Land Grants Western
Granted Lot P4 Bunbury 1 acre
Assigned 20th November 1852
Title application 4th December 1858
Title 1621
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
The Western Australian Times Friday 4th August 1876 page 3 Death of William Pratt
Extract from article in Inquirer and Commercial news 30th August 1876 page 3 Showing the relationship between William and Annie Norrie nee Pratt and Milloy( aka Stewart)
The Daily News Wednesday 2nd September 1925 page 8 Obituary of James Pratt
South Western Tribune Wednesday 15th July 1931 page 2 Death of Margaret Sloan
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Catherine Molloy (sic) died 1875 age 49 Bunbury Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationCatherine Cahill is also transcribed as Carrol and said to be a child of one or both EPG Patrick Carrol and Mary Power.

British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Pratt 1504 Private 24th Foot location Kingston Canada
Discharge due to rheumatism, back pain and worn out constitution
1868 employed a ticket of leave man at Wandering (WA Bi Centennial Dictionary)