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WRIGHT – John 42nd Regiment

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42nd Regiment Royal Highland Cap Badge
NameWRIGHT – John
Regiment (s)42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1193
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th October 1838 / 18 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 4 years 88 days
The Ionian Islands – 2 years 92 days
Bermuda – 272 days
Length of Service11 years 201 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd April 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Stirling Scotland
Pension Districts1850 Stirling Scotland
1850 – 53 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem for three years to 16th May 1853
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 Birthc1820 Stirling Stirlingshire Scotland
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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Night Warder Convict Establishment 12th July 1851. Assistant Overseer Mt Eliza Depot 13th July 1851. Reported drunk on duty 29th August 1851 and allowed to resign
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette & Independent Journal of Political and News WA Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 page 2 – List of Pensioners named.
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1857 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
John Wright 1193 Private 42nd foot location Corfu
Discharge due to chronic hepatitis
John Wright was treated for catarrh while on board the Hashemy September 13th 1850