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WRIGHTSON – John HEIC 1st Madras Fusiliers

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Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp
Land Application
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company – 1st Madras Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 367
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th March 1846 / 23 years / Ennis Clare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / Flesh wound to right thigh
Overseas Service/Duration3 June 1846 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
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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
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 WifeAnn B Not 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
6th April 1881 Title application Perth Location Y139 –2 roods 28 perches
15th May 1881 Deed issued
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial23 March 1888 a “Joseph Wrightson” aged 60 dies
Skinner Street Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
12th February 1890 Fremantle WA
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information25 Sep 1857, flesh wound to right thigh, Lucknow. Invalided to England 15 May 1861. Indifferent soldier.

The Resident Magistrate Fremantle applied to the Colonial Secretary on 7th August for a meat ration for Mary Wrightson (widow EPG John Wrightson) and a half ration for her daughter Annie – granted for 14 days. He again applied on 20th November 1888 as she was ill and unable to work. On 14th January 1889 he applied for her to be admitted to the Colonial Hospital with the approval of Dr Barnett.
SROWA Cons 527 2242/1888: 3314/1888: 153/1889