WRIGHTSON – John HEIC 1st Madras Fusiliers

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EAST INDIA COMPANY

Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp

Land Application

NameWRIGHTSON – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company – 1st Madras Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 2615
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th March 1846 / 22 years / Ennis Clare Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / Flesh wound to right thigh
Overseas Service/Duration1846 travelled to India on ‘Asiatic’
May 1861  travelled to UK from India ‘General Caulfield’
Length of Service16 years
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th September 1861 / India
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Limerick
1863 2nd Cork
1864 Galway and Limerick
1866 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1824 Ennis Clare 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
UNKNOWN Mary (WA Bicentennial Dictionary)
B 1836 Not yet known (from burial age)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone 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
1881 – Perth Location Y139  – 0.2.28 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial23 March 1888 a “Joseph Wrightson” aged 60 dies
Skinner Street Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
12th February 1890
Skinner Street Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information25 Sep 1857, flesh wound to right thigh, Lucknow. Invalided to England 15 May 1861. Indifferent soldier.