WOODS – John 5th Fusiliers

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5th REGIMENT

Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp

NameWOODS – John
Regiment (s)5th Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 1899
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th August 1845 / 18 years / Belturbet Cavan Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / Pock-pitted
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 9 years 8 months
East Indies (Bengal) – 4 years
Length of Service18 years 332 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 28th June 1864 / Shorncliffe Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with clasp for Lucknow
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Drumlane Killeshandra Cavan Ireland
Pension Districts1864 2nd West London
1866 Tilbury
1866 Western Australia
1866 2nd West London
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Drumlane Killeshandra Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
Marriage
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st January 1873 possibly West London England
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 John Woods 1899 Private 5th Foot Location Mauritius
1851 John Woods Corporal 1899 5th Foot returning from India
Discharge due to venereal disease
Comment on Discharge: “Unfit for further service aggravated by the use of spirituous liquors and deformed feet” (!)