PERSONAL DETAILSJohn HARDY
Birth date and Placec. 1824 Ahoghill, Watercloney, Antrim, Ireland.
Baptism date and PlaceDiocese of Down and Connor.  Baptism records not extant prior to 1833.
Census ResidencesSee Musters below (1851, 1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft.  6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: brown. Hair: black.
Marriage date and Place17 Jul 1862 Ahoghill, Antrim, Ireland.
SpouseEllenor (Eleanor) O’ROURKE
ChildrenDaniel b. 1865. Ahoghill, Antrim, Ireland.
Ambrose b. 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
Patrick b. 1869 Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and Place12 Jun 1901 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place14 Jun 1901 Karrakatta Cemetery. RC AA 0046, Western Australia.
Headstone with inscription exists.
Will and ProbateLetters of Administration: 25 Jun 1901. Probate: 08 Jul 1901, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3458-1901-085].
Death Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 13 & 14 Jun 1901.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1561 Private.
Attestation date and Place27 Jun 1848 Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland.
Service/CampaignsMediterranean and Crimea 2 years 4 months.
New South Wales and East Indies 4 years 7 months.
Musters1851 Newport, Monmouth, Wales [WO12-8287].
1861 Hazaribagh, East Indies [WO12-8297].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and Badges:Crimean War Medal clasps for Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place12 Jan 1864 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 30 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1617/42.
Post Discharge ResidenceAhohill, Nr. Ballymena.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictBallymena.
Pension Amount10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipBelgravia.
Departure and Arrival07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseP1059, Vol.15 Folio 23, Claremont, Swan District (date unknown).