JOHN BOURKE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Bourke
FORENAMES:John also recorded as James
BORN:c1831 or 1833
AT:Newcastle under Lyne Stafford
OCCUPATION[S]:Clerk
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:.
MOTHER:.
SIBLINGS:.
OTHER RELATIONS:.
NOTES:.
1st REGIMENT NO:1414
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:05 06 1849 Athlone HQ aged 16/18 years 2 months
ATTESTED:.
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 9"
HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:5' 11"
TROOP NO:.
TROOP CAPTAIN:.
RANK:1849: Private
Apr 1852: Private
1854: Private, Corporal
1855: Corporal, Sergeant
1860: Sergeant, Private
PROMOTIONS:From Private to Corporal 12 05 1854 vice Gowings
From Corporal to Sergeant 17 04 1855
REDUCTIONS: .
NOTES:At Ordnance Hospital 15 04 1852 to 26 04 1852
DESERTIONS:.
COURT MARTIALS:Court martial at Dublin for producing a forged receipt.
Tried on 11 10 1860 and sentenced to 28 days HL and reduction
GIVEN UP TO:.
GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:.
MEDALS:Crimean and Turkish
NOTES:Entitled to 1d GCP 06 06 1854
EMBARKATIONS:.
DISEMBARKATIONS:.
CAMPAIGNS:.
OTHER DUTIES:At Scutari 04 04 1855 to 11 05 1855
TRANSFERRED FROM:.
TRANSFERRED TO:.
NOTES:4th Quarter 1855: 11 days on ship, 81 days on shore
DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:26 11 1860 Dublin aged 29 years
ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:04 12 1860 West London 1
MEDICAL REASON:Rupture left side from the sudden muscular exertion of mounting his horse
PENSION DISTRICT:1860: West London 1
1861: Cork 1
1865: Cork 1
DESCRIPTION: Dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, fresh complexion
PRÉCIS OF SERVICE ON DISCHARGE: Sergeant 5 years 6 months
Corporal 11 months
Private 5 years
Total service 11 years 5 months 6 days
Pension claim 3 years
Turkey and Crimea 1 year 10 months
CHARACTER: Good
NOTES:Intention to live Pimlico London
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:.
DIED:.
BURIED:.
WILL:.
BENEFICIARY:.
NEXT OF KIN:.
PRIZE MONEY:.
NOTES:.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/656-657
WO/12/659-660
WO/12/665
WO/23/52
WO/23/62
WO/86/11
WO/118/32
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES: Honour the Light Brigade
LINKS:.


4th Light Dragoons Index

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