|PERSONAL DETAILS||John GILBRIDE|
|Birth date and place||c. 1827 Barnadarig, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|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||18 Sep 1903 South Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||20 Sep 1903 East Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section MON CC, Gravesite 0118.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|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.
|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.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|