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38th Regiment 1856 Uniforms


NameWARD – John
Regiment (s)38th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1749
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7 February 1839/19 years/Enniskillen/labourer
Description – Height
5 feet 10 inches/Fresh/sandy/grey
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean 2 years 6 months
Gibraltar 2 years 10 months
Jamaica 2 years
North America 3 years 3 months
Length of Service12 Years 284 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/23 December 1851/Chatham Kent aged 32
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Drung Cavan
Pension Districts1851 Cavan Ireland
1853 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem – Temporary  3 years to 15th January 1855
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853  London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 18th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1819 / Drung  Cavan  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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMargaret B 1853
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
COLWELL Margaret
2nd Husband of WifeMULLIGAN Christopher EPG 86th Regt (Robert Small)
Date/Place of Marriage8th November 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not Known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st August 1853 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Catherine MULLIGAN/2nd July 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Private John Ward 1749 location Zante Ionian Islands
1851 Private John Ward 1769(sic) location Halifax Nova Scotia
Discharge due to chronic pleurisy affecting the left side of the chest contracted at Cape Breton.
John Ward was under medical treatment for phthisis by the doctor from 11th June 1853 during the voyage of the Robert Small to the end of the voyage when was sent to the hospital.
His daughter Margaret age 6 months was treated for diarrhoea on 11th June 1853.
In 1853 his wife Catherine Ward signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small, Dr Morris.
19th September 1853 Request made for assistance for the destitute widows Mrs Danford, RA, Ward, 38th, And Conroy, 45th