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SLATTERY – John 48th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)48th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1678
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th October 1839 / 18 years / Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
 5 Ft 7½ in
Sallow / Blue / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 4 years 7 months
West Indies – 3 years 1 month
Ionian Islands – 3 years 4 months
Crimea – 1 year 2 months
East Indies – 2 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 364 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 7th October 1861 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish War Medal
Intended Residence at
Belfast Ireland
Pension Districts1861 1st Belfast
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1865 Western Australia
1865-1882 South Australia
Pension Paid11½ per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Roscrea Tipperary 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
c1832 Ireland (possibly)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B Not yet known
William bap 5th February 1849 St. Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin Ireland
John B c1853 Belfast Ireland
bap 15th August 1853 St. Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin Ireland
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Express and Telegraph Tuesday 3rd March 1885 – page 2 Funeral notice Ellen Slattery
Departure from Western
1865 to South Australia per Gem. The Gem left the Vasse 13th May 1865 arriving Adelaide 29th May with 12 passengers in the steerage – no list published.
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd May 1882 Norwood South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd February 1885 Union Street Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information18th July 1855 John Slattery was slightly wounded in the palm of the left hand in the trenches before Sebastopol.
Discharge at own request having served upwards of 21 years
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Slattery 1678 Private 48th Foot location Gibraltar
1851 John Slattery 1678 Private 48th Foot location Weedon
1861 John Slattery 1678 Private 48th Foot location Cork & Chatham Invalid Depot
1851 Census of England
John Slattery age 30 a married man was living at the Weedon Beck Barracks Northamptonshire, a soldier, born Roscrae Tipperary.
Ellen Slattery is not with the regiment.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated the conduct of both John and Ellen Slattery as Very Good despite John losing his liquor allowance for 7 days for disobedience of orders. Mrs Slattery (31) received medical treatment during the voyage.
John Slattery was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 4th September 1866 age 13, he was a Catholic, living at Two Wells and had been born in Belfast. He had been 2 years in the Colony and had arrived on the Merchantman
Ellen Slattery was also admitted to the hospital on 12th March 1884 age 65, she said she was Church of England, living Market Street born Ireland and had arrived in the Colony 22 years previously on the ship Merchantman. When she was admitted again on 12th May 1884 she was living at Halifax street and had arrived on the Gem and had been in the Colony for 20 years