|PERSONAL DETAILS||John BENTLEY (Bently)|
|Birth date and place||c. 1825 Lynally, Tullamore, Kings County, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fine. Eyes: blue. Hair: light.
Marks or Scars: Ulcer on left leg. Varicose veins.
|Marriage date and place||1861 (unproven).|
|Spouse||Anna Maria Louisa BRYANT (Briant).|
|Children||Mary 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 place||5 Mar 1871 Barracks, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Disease of the Lungs.
|Burial date and place||5 Mar 1871 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Church of England Section.
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2187 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||29 Dec 1843 Tullaamore, Kings.|
|Service/Campaigns||East Indies 3 years 98 days.
Malta 42 days.
Turkey & Crimea 1 year 14 days.
|Musters||1851 Manchester [WO12-4457].
1861 Fermoy [WO12-4468].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Nature 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 Martial||Absent 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 Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||10 Jun 1861 Fermoy.|
|Length of Service||17 years 138 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1486/025.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Stratford, Essex.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||1st Manchester (1861). Perth, WA (1862-1871).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Police Constable. Joined 6 Jun 1865 Champion Bay; 4 Jan 1866 Fremantle;
31 Jan – 3 Jul 1866 Toodyay; 9 Mar 1867 Perth.
|Subscriptions||Greenough Fire Fund 1864.|
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