WOODS – John 5th Fusiliers

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NameWOODS – John
Regiment (s)5th Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 1899
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th 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
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 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationComment on Discharge: “Unfit for further service aggravated by the use of spirituous liquors and deformed feet” (!)