PERSONAL DETAILS John GOODMAN
Birth date and place 24 Jul 1822 Newry, Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Out Part Westward, Harwich, Essex (1861).
Occupations pre-WA Flax Dryer.
Servant to Lieutenant William Freeborn (1861).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place 1850 Wales (tentative).
Spouse Margaret COMERFORD.
Children Thomas 1853, Newport, Wales.
Maryann 1856, London ?, Middlesex, England.
Edward 1858, Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland.
Margaret Jane 1862, Down, Ireland.
Emily Ann Elizabeth 1866, Perth, Western Australia.
Clara Agnes 1868, Northam, Western Australia.
John Francis 1870, Northam, Western Australia.
Cosmore Douglas Roland 1873, Northam, Western Australia.
Death date and place 10 Dec 1894 Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.
Burial date and place 12 Dec 1894 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Adelaide Advertiser 11 Dec 1894.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 1st (Royal) Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Regiment No. and Rank #1418 Private.
Attestation date and place 24 Jul 1839 Newry, Down.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 6 years 3 months.
West Indies 2 years 1 month.
North America 3 years 4 months.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 2 months.
India 2 years 7 months.
Musters 1841 Gibraltar [WO12-1911].
1861 Colchester [WO12-1931].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial (1) Absent 2 days. Confined 3 days. Tried 5 Aug 1847. Sentenced 14 days. In confinement 3 Aug 1847 to 17 Aug 1847.
(2) Confined 26 days. Tried 1 Aug 1848. Sentenced to forfeit 1d. a day for six months, and 30 days imprisonment with hard labour.
In confinement 26 Jul 1848 to 29 Aug 1848.
(3) Confined 31 days. Tried 3 Apr 1849. Sentenced to forfeit 1d. a day for six months, and 40 days imprisonment with hard labour.
In confinement 31 Mar 1849 to 11 May 1849.
(4) Confined 9 days. Tried 14. Sentenced to forfeit 1d. a day for six months, and 42 days imprisonment with hard labour.
In confinement 9 May 1851 to 24 Jun 1851.
Thirty-five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial Confined 24 days. Tried 30. Sentenced to forfeit 1d. a day for one year, and 6 months imprisonment with hard labour.
In confinement 24 Aug 1849 to 12 Feb 1850.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 12 Aug 1862 Camp Colchester.
Length of Service 21 years 73 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1383/149.
Post Discharge Residence Glasgow, Scotland.
Post Discharge Pension District E. London.
Pension Amount 1/- per diem. Increased to 1/5½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Racehorse.
Family aboard Merchantman for 17 days but disembarked at Portland 14 Jul 1864 owing to children’s measles.
Departure and Arrival 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Temporary Assistant Warder [Barker p.83].
Commissionaire (Adelaide).
Land Grant/Purchase 19 Feb 1875 Sub P5 Northam 20 acres (purchase). See sidebar.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 25 Dec 1878.
Departure from WA 24 Dec 1878 per Rob Roy to Adelaide, South Australia.