PERSONAL DETAILS John HARDY
Birth date and Place c. 1824 Ahoghill, Watercloney, Antrim, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place Diocese of Down and Connor.  Baptism records not extant prior to 1833.
Census Residences See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft.  6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: brown. Hair: black.
Marriage date and Place 17 Jul 1862 Ahoghill, Antrim, Ireland.
Spouse Ellenor (Eleanor) O’ROURKE
Children Daniel b. 1865. Ahoghill, Antrim, Ireland.
Ambrose b. 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
Patrick b. 1869 Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and Place 12 Jun 1901 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place 14 Jun 1901 Karrakatta Cemetery. RC AA 0046, Western Australia.
Headstone with inscription exists.
Will and Probate Letters of Administration: 25 Jun 1901. Probate: 08 Jul 1901, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3458-1901-085].
Death Notices and Obituaries West Australian 13 & 14 Jun 1901.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment 77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1561 Private.
Attestation date and Place 27 Jun 1848 Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns Mediterranean and Crimea 2 years 4 months.
New South Wales and East Indies 4 years 7 months.
Musters 1851 Newport, Monmouth, Wales [WO12-8287].
1861 Hazaribagh, East Indies [WO12-8297].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimean War Medal clasps for Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental or District Courts Martial: (1) 10 Sep 1844, tried and convicted of desertion, sentenced two months imprisonment and letter D. In confinement from 02 Oct 1844 to 02 Dec 1844.
(2) 24 Nov 1855, tried and imprisoned for habitual drunkenness from 24 Nov 1855 to 08 Jan 1856.
(3) 19 Feb 1856, tried and imprisoned for drunk on parade from 19 Feb 1856 to 01 Apr 1856.
Service restored by War Office letter 24 Oct 1863.
24 entries in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 12 Jan 1864 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 30 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1617/42.
Post Discharge Residence Ahohill, Nr. Ballymena.
Post Discharge Pension District Ballymena.
Pension Amount 10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Belgravia.
Departure and Arrival 07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase P1059, Vol.15 Folio 23, Claremont, Swan District (date unknown).