WILD – John 18th Regiment

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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge

China Medal 1842

NameWILD – John
Regiment (s)18th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 477
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th February 1826 / 18 years / Not stated
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Grey / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 5 years
Ceylon – 3 years 34 days
China including Hong Kong and Canton – 6 years 180 days
Length of Service20 years 318 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16th July 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsThe 18th regiment received the First China War medal 1840-1842 (1st Opium War)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Tipperary Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Chatham
1848 Clonmel
1848 Limerick
1849 Clonmel
1850-1863 Western Australia
1863-1881 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Doon Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
WILD Thomas
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
CARROLL Sarah
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WOOD Ellen
Date/Place of Marriage1st May 1848 Tipperary Ireland (Woods)
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Granted Lot P12 Albany 3 acres Albany Road (Highway)
Title application 1863 Title 1945
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 30th October 1850 – page 3
Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Geelong Advertiser Friday 7th January 1881 page 2 death of John Wild
Geelong Advertiser Thursday 21st May 1885 Death notice Ellen Wild
Departure from Western
Australia
Pension paid in Western Australia until 31st May 1863 then re-located to Melbourne (via Adelaide) with pension paid there until 31st March 1881
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 5th January 1881 aged 73 years at Geelong Victoria
Buried Eastern Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
20th May 1885 Geelong Victoria
Buried Eastern Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Wild 477 Private 18th Foot location Hong Kong and Canton
Discharge due to general debility
Surgeon’s Log for “Hashemy” states wife aged 36 on sick list 28th August 1850
In 1854 Captain Bruce paid an unexpected visit to Albany and he gave a good account of the ten Enrolled Pensioners on his arrival at Albany, John Wild, Patrick White, M. Fitzgerald and K. Gregory have all cleared land and erected cottages, recommends they be paid the 15 pounds.
Capt. Bruce protested at the hardship caused by the reduction of the flour ration to a woman being reduced to ½ lb per day, bread and tea being the usual fare of the Albany Pensioner. He recommended increasing the amount to 1lb per day. SROWA Cons 36 Vol 303 folio 118
On 8th January 1855 John Wood, a nailer of Broad street Irishtown Limerick wrote to the Treasury London inquiring into the whereabouts of £5 his brother-in- law John Wild a pensioner of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment had sent him. AJCP Reel 753 piece 93 page 364 there is a reply to this page later.Many of the pensioners once having got title to their allotment sold up and moved to the Eastern States where they thought there were more opportunities and John and Ellen Wild were no exception.