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WOODS – Francis 96th and 16th Regiment

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96th Regiment 1875
16th Regiment Bedfordshire Regiment
NameWOODS – Francis
Regiment (s)96th and 16th Regiment (1st Battalion)
Regiment No (s) 1966 / 205
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
96th – c1845 / Unknown
16th – 29th September 1857 / 30 years /  Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas ServiceCanada – 4 years 10 months
India – (see Further Information -1851 location)
Length of Service21 years 107 days
12 years 40 days in the 96th regiment
9 years 49 days in the 16th regiment
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate
96th – c1857 / Not yet known
16th – 4th December 1866 / Camp Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsNone
Residence at DischargePost Office Charleville Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1866 Limerick
1866 1st Cork
1867 2nd East London
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
1874 – 1893 Victoria
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place UK or Ireland 12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival Western AustraliaHOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Kilbolance Charleville Cork 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 WifeNone known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western AustraliaMarch 1874 to Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th March 1893 Richmond, Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial – WifeNot yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 Francis Woods Private 1966 96th Foot location Lahore Pakistan
1861 Francis Woods Private 205 Ist battalion 16th Foot location Shorncliffe (Kent)
Discharge: At own request ‘Free” to pension after 21 years’ service.
Awarded medal with Gratuity of £5 for long service and good conduct
1861 Census Francis Woods was a soldier of the 1st battalion 16th regiment stationed at Camp Shorncliffe Kent. He was a single man age 33 born Ireland.
Francis Woods’s pension was paid in Victoria from April 1874 until his death in March 1893. His death is noted on the payment form. The transfer certificate is no 4082 which is not available.