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WARREN – John 16th Lancers and 3rd Light Dragoons

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16th Queens Lancers
3rd Dragoon Guards
Afghan War – Ghunzi Medal
Sutlej Medal w Sobraon and Aliwal
NameWARREN – John
Regiment (s)16th Lancers and 3rd Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 500/1566
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th February 1828 / 21 years / Leeds Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 18 years 3 months
Length of Service20 years 122 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th June 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsMedal for Afghanistan campaign 1838/9, Assault and capture of Ghunzee, at Maharajpore in 1843 and Aliwal and Sobraon in 1846
Sutlej Medal for Aliwal with Sobraon Clasp
Intended Residence at
Preston Lancashire England
Pension Districts1848 Preston
1850 Barnsley
1850 Sheffield
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Kirkham Lancashire England
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 married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth Wednesday 7th April 1852 – page 3
Inquirer Wednesday 14 April 1852 page 3 trial of John Warren
Adelaide Observer 14 May 1864 page 5 Passengers on the Rangatira for Adelaide J. Warren
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
A John Warren was buried at St. Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle 9 March 1854
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information“Disability caused by gunshot wound in the loins at the action of Aliwal January 1846 also by contusion of the testicles whilst on mounted duty.”
WO 23/23 comments in 1852 “Felony off”
Discharge document shows refused restoration of pension 4th July 1854
In the 1851 Census HO 107/2332/654/22 Barebones, Barnsley Yorkshire John Warren born 1807 is a lodger in the home of John and Elizabeth Hughes working as a linen weaver hand loom.
During the voyage on the Minden John Warren had a bout of pneumonia but resumed duty after 5 days on the sick list.
1852 John Warren was tried for stealing a 6 pound tin of soup, a cabbage and a whetstone from Anthony Curtis found guilty and sentenced to 3 month imprisonment.