PERSONAL DETAILSJohn GILBRIDE
Birth date and placec. 1827 Barnadarig, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeIreland?
SpouseCatherine O’ROURKE or ROURKE.
ChildrenJohn 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 place18 Sep 1903 South Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place20 Sep 1903 East Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section MON CC, Gravesite 0118.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1947 Private.
Attestation date and place27 Jun 1845 Boyle, Roscommon.
Service/CampaignsWest Indies 1 year 4 months.
North America 1 year 1 month.
Crimea – embarked with Service Companies 4 Apr 1854.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasulaty 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 MartialImprisoned 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 PowerImprisoned 19 Oct 1852 to 11 Nov 1852.
The nature of offence is not stated.
District Courts MartialConvicted 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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service9 years 283 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1647/14.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictSligo.
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/5d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse.
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase7 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 WANot applicable.