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RICHARDSON – John 60th Regiment 1st Battalion Depot

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60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi Clasp
Punjab Medal w 2 clasps e.g. Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
Regiment (s)60th Regiment 1st Battalion Depot
Regiment Number (s) 2287
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th September 1841 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / Bullet wound right leg
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 14 years 172 days
Length of Service20 years 222 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 13 May 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPunjab Medal with 2 clasps
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi clasp
Intended Residence at
Drogheda Ireland
Pension Districts1862 Belfast WO23s WO22/226
1865-1866 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Drogheda Louth 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
1834 Ireland (Surgeon’s journal)
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
2nd Husband of WifeALLS John – 20th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles arrived Vimiera 1865
Date/Place of Marriage6th April 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd July 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1851 John Richardson 2287 2nd 60th 1627 Private 1st Batt 60th Foot location Kussowlee and Jalandhar India
1861 John Richardson 2287 Private 1st Batt 60th foot location Dover
Discharge due to lameness due to a bullet wound to the right leg received in front of Delhi on 8th June 1857-incapable of marching.
1861 Census Hougham Dover RG 09/550 entry 35
John Richardson Married age 37 Soldier born Ireland
Entry 47
Susanne Richardson Wife of soldier age 34 born Ireland
In the Surgeon’s Journal (Vimeira) entry dated 19th October 1865 school for the children of the guard formed under Mrs Richardson.
The burial record said John died of consumption