SKILLEN / SKILLING – John 5th Regiment

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Skinner St Cemetery and Church of England Registers April 2012 EPG Gazette

5th REGIMENT

Death by Suicide Perth Gazette 21st February 1851

NameSKILLEN / SKILLING – John
Regiment (s)5th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 271
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th August 1824 / 18 years /Newry Down Ireland
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10 in
Dark / Blue /Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 year 1 month
Gibraltar – 3 years 11 months
Ionian Islands – 5 years
Length of Service21 years 337 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th February 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1847 1st Manchester District
1847 Armagh
1848 Belfast
1850 1st Manchester District
1850-1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Newry Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeUnknown child B Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th January 1850
Perth Gazette 21st February 1851
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialFebruary 1851 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner St Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDeath by suicide hanging himself with a handkerchief from the limb of a tree near the old Fremantle Ferry and found by children. Cause believed to be his discharge from the Convict Establishment for drunkenness and ill treatment of his wife.