PERSONAL DETAILSJohn BENTLEY (Bently)
Birth date and placec. 1825 Lynally, Tullamore, Kings County, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fine. Eyes: blue. Hair: light.
Marks or Scars: Ulcer on left leg. Varicose veins.
Marriage date and place1861 (unproven).
SpouseAnna Maria Louisa BRYANT (Briant).
ChildrenMary Ellen b. 1863, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William b. 1866 (d.1866), Perth, Western Australia.
John b. 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
Ancestral File [LDS] & Rica Erickson unproven:
Sally b. 1865 (d.1865) incorrect – daughter of Adam Bentley & Dorothy nee Mills.
Anna Maria Louisa b. 1867.
Ann Eliza b. 1870.
Death date and place5 Mar 1871 Barracks, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Disease of the Lungs.
Burial date and place5 Mar 1871 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Church of England Section.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2187 Private.
Attestation date and place29 Dec 1843 Tullaamore, Kings.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 3 years 98 days.
Malta 42 days.
Turkey & Crimea 1 year 14 days.
Musters1851 Manchester [WO12-4457].
1861 Fermoy [WO12-4468].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNature of disability – “ulcus cruris” (chronic). The result partly of Military Service and of constitutional infirmity. Suffers from a chronic ulcer of left leg.
The veins are varicose. He stated that he received a blow on the said leg from a hand spike in the Crimea while on duty in a Battery. Is unfit for further military service.
Regimental Courts MartialAbsent without leave 30 Jan – 2 Feb 1851. Tried and sentenced twenty days Hard Labour.
In confinement 3 Feb – 24 Feb 1851.
Three times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jun 1861 Fermoy.
Length of Service17 years 138 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1486/025.
Post Discharge ResidenceStratford, Essex.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Manchester (1861). Perth, WA (1862-1871).
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork.
Departure and Arrival8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Police Constable. Joined 6 Jun 1865 Champion Bay; 4 Jan 1866 Fremantle;
31 Jan – 3 Jul 1866 Toodyay; 9 Mar 1867 Perth.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsGreenough Fire Fund 1864.
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