|SURNAME:||Briody also recorded as Broidy||FORENAMES:||John||BORN:||c1803||AT:||Faughenstown Westmeath Ireland||OCCUPATION[S]:||Labourer||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||Roman Catholic||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||188||2nd REGIMENT NO:||192||3rd REGIMENT NO:||1005 [14LD]||ENLISTED:||26 05 1823 Dublin||ATTESTED:||27 05 1823 Dublin||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||DESCRIPTION ON ENLISTMENT:||Age 20 years
Height 5' __½"
|DESCRIPTION ON DISCHARGE:||Age 42 years
Height 5' 10"
|TROOP NO:||Jan 1824: Depot
May 1824: Troop 1
Jan 1826: Troop 1
1831: Troop 1
|TROOP CAPTAIN:||1831: Captain William Havelock||RANK:||1824: Private
1839: Private, Scinde
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||CHARACTER:||Indifferent [14LD]||EMBARKATIONS:||05 01 1824 England||DISEMBARKATIONS:||06 05 1824 Bombay India
23 01 1848 Clifton Auckland New Zealand
|CAMPAIGNS:||1st Afghan War||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||14th Light Dragoons 30 09 1841||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||25 07 1845 Chatham||ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||.||MEDICAL REASON:|| `This Man is recommended for Discharge on Account of Age, and length of Service in a Tropical Climate.
Kirkee 05 11 1844. B. D. ____, Surgeon 14LD.'
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Chatham, 05 07 1845:
`After examination at this General Hospital I am of opinion that Priv: John Briody in Unfit for Service, and is likely to be permanently disqualified for Military duty being Ruptured in right groin, and his strength and activity being declining.
W. M. Ford, Staff Surgeon Acting P.M.O.'
|PENSION DISTRICT:||.||NOTES:||.||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||New Zealand Fencibles
To New Zealand with his wife Mary and daughter Margaret aboard the Clifton arriving in Auckland on 23 01 1848.
Resided at the fencible village at Panmure Auckland New Zealand.
His cottage has been relocated to the Howick Historic Village.
Possibly in a militia during the New Zealand Wars
|POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||17 03 1874 New Zealand||BURIED:||18 03 1874 Roman Catholic cemetery Panmure New Zealand||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||1ST WIFE:||Mary||MARRIED:||23 05 1823 Dublin||DIED:||29 11 1869 New Zealand||BURIED:||1869 Roman Catholic cemetery Panmure New Zealand?||NOTES:||.||[1ST?] CHILD:||Mary Ann Briody||BORN:||c1824/1825 [Kaira] India||MARRIED:||01 12 1839 Kirkee India after banns
Acting Corporal James McEntire 4LD, aged 29 years, born at Balbriggan, Protestant
Mary Ann Briody, aged 15 years, born at Kaira East Indies, Roman Catholic
Witnesses: George and Mary Bell
Officiating minister Rev. E. Mainwaring, Chaplain
By what military authority married? Lt. Col. Fendale [Fendall] commanding 4LD
Certified as correct by Thomas Lloyd, Lt. and Adjutant 4LD
|NOTES:||Possible daughter of Private John Briody 4LD and Mary||2ND CHILD:||Patrick Briody||BORN:||15 05 1829 [India]||BAPTISED:||11 06 1829 Poonah India by [Chaplain] Roderiego, Antonia Lopez d.a. Conceva||NOTES:||Son of Private John Briody 4LD and Mary
Enlisted in 14th Light Dragoons
Indian Mutiny Medal Roll
|3RD CHILD:||Margaret Briody||BORN:||12 01 1834 [India]||BAPTISED:||19 01 1834 Kirkee India by [Chaplain] Roderigo Ant Lopez da Conceiron||NOTES:||Daughter of Private John Briody 4LD and Mary
Travelled to New Zealand with her parents in 1848
|BL SOURCES:||IOR 355.134||OTHER SOURCES:||FIBIS
Documents from a descendant
4th Light Dragoons Index