PERSONAL DETAILS John GILBRIDE
Birth date and place c. 1827 Barnadarig, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place Ireland?
Spouse Catherine O’ROURKE or ROURKE.
Children John 1865 Ireland?
Michael 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
Bernard 1869 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Ellen 1871, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Bridget 1873 (d. 1875), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Martin Thomas 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Catherine 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lavinia Anne 1879, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Gertrude 1882, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 20 Sep 1903 South Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place Sep 1903 East Fremantle Cemetery, RC Section MON CC 0118.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1947 Private.
Attestation date and place 27 Jun 1845 Boyle, Roscommon.
Service/Campaigns West Indies 1 year 4 months.
North America 1 year 1 month.
Crimea – embarked with Service Companies 4 Apr 1854.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casulaty Roll: Severe Wound. Second Battle of Inkermann. 5 November 1854.
Permanent lameness of the left leg from a gunshot wound received at the Battle of Inkermann. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial Imprisoned 2 Jun 1851 to 16 Jul 1851. 27 Jun 1852 to 24 Jul 1852. 1 Jun 1854 to 10 Jun 1854.
The nature of offences is not stated.
Civil Power Imprisoned 19 Oct 1852 to 11 Nov 1852.
The nature of offence is not stated.
District Courts Martial Convicted at Fremantle WA on 28 Dec 1877 of insurbordination and absence. Sentenced to 112 days imprisonment during which half pension is to be suspended and other half paid to wife.
Case reconsidered (6 Aug 1878) and whole of suspended pension ordered to be paid to wife in lieu of half.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 10 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 9 years 283 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1647/14.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Sligo.
Pension Amount 1/- per diem. Increased to 1/5d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Racehorse.
Departure and Arrival 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase 7 Nov 1876 Permit to Occupy Rural Land (see sidebar).
22 Jun 1897 Fremantle Loc. P11, Lake Munster, 20 acres (grant).
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.