PERSONAL DETAILS  John AHERN
Birth date and place 1821, Somerstown, Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences See Muster below (1841).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 23 Aug 1847, St Paul’s Parish, Dublin, Ireland.
Spouse Rosanna MOONEY d. 1820 d. 1855.
Children Bartholomew 1848, Ireland. Died in the Crimea 1854.
Ernest 1849 Ireland. Died in the Crimea 1854.
Mary Ann 1850, Ireland.
Death date and place 25 Nov 1889, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 26 Nov 1889, Old Geraldton Cemetery, Geraldton, WA.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries None.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 68th Durham Light Infantry.
Regiment No. and Rank #1554 Private.
Attestation date and place 26 Aug 1839 Cork, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns Quebec, Canada 3 years. Malta 7 months. Turkey and Crimea 1 year 9 months.
Ionian Islands 1 year 4 months. East Indies 3 years 5 months.
Musters 1841 Ashton under Lyme [WO12-7654].
Promotions Private to Corporal 1 May 1854.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Balaclava, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 22 Jan 1861 Fermoy, Ireland.
Length of Service 21 years 157 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1594/2.
Post Discharge Residence Cork.
Post Discharge Pension District Gloucester.
Pension Amount Increased to 2/- per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Sergeant of EPF for the Camden Harbour Settlement 1865-1866.
Land Grant/Purchase 5 Nov 1883, North Fremantle Lot 61.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 25 Jan, 26 Apr 1865; 10 Jan 1866.
Perth Gazette & West Australian Times 21 Apr 1865; 12 Jan 1866.
Departure from WA Not applicable.