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Private John Cridge (c.1833......1917.)

 

Back to . . . 12th Foot East Suffolk Regiment

  • Born : circa 1833,
  • Where Born : West Hatch, Taunton, Somerset, England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on : " Camperdown. "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Regimental # : 3298
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : Westhatch, Somerset
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged :
  • Died : 26 February, 1917,
  • Where Died / Buried : Numerella / Church of England, Numeralla.
  • Parents Names : Matthew CRIDGE was baptised 7 March 1808 in Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset, ENG and died 1 April 1877 in West Hatch, Somerset, England & Charlotte CRIDGE (nee BURGE), born about 1809,  died 19 July 1888 in West Hatch, Somerset, England.
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Higgs
  • Date Married : 23 November 1863
  • Where Married : St Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Queanbeyan.
  • Born : 4 October 1847
  • Where Born : Queanbeyan, NSW
  • Occupation : servant
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Died : 23 February 1893
    Where Died / Buried : Badja River,
  • Parents Names : : George Higgs (b.......d.) and Sarah Hopkins. (b.......d.)
  • Descendants
  • Information was kindly provided by : Margaret Smith msmith47@tpg.com.au
  • Area Settled :
    Cooma
    Children :
     
    i. JOHN M.6 CRIDGE, b. 1864.Queanbeyan, NSW
    ii. GEORGE MATTHEW CRIDGE, b. 1865; d. 1 August 1926, Numeralla, NSW.
    iii. ELLEN MARTHA CRIDGE, b. 1866.
    iv. WILLIAM THOMAS CRIDGE, b. 1867 Queanbeyan, NSW; d. 1923; m. SARAH WORLAND, 1892.
    v. MARY ANN CRIDGE, b. 29 July 1869, Krawarree, NSW; d. 2 October 1930, Narrandera, NSW; m. JAMES WILLIAM BRITT, 15 May 1889, Cooma, New South Wales.
    vi. ELIZABETH CRIDGE, b. 1871.
    vii. EMILY CRIDGE, b. 20 October 1872, Braidwood; d. 7 March 1943, Goulburn NSW; m. GEORGE BURGESS, 2 December 1891, Goulburn NSW.
    viii. LOUISA CRIDGE, b. 1874.Braidwood
    ix. JOHN CRIDGE, b. 1876.Cooma
    x. ALBERT EDWIN CRIDGE, b. 1878.Cooma
    xi. FRANCES CRIDGE, b. 1880; d. 1896.Cooma
    xii. HENRIETTA CRIDGE, b. 1883.
    xiii. ARTHUR CRIDGE, b. 1885.Cooma
    xiv. RAYMEN CRIDGE, b. 1888.Cooma
    xv. WALTER CRIDGE, b. 1891.
    History & Achievements :
    John Cridge defended the Crown and attacked the stockade at Eureka in 1854. During 1855, 165 soldiers deserted in Victoria. This was the highest desertion rate recorded in Victoria. In comparison, 1857, with 96 deserting, was the next highest. These figures are not accurate, as many were not reported to the police!! John Cridge's desertion was. His record states:
    REGISTRATION NUMBER: 3298 RANK:
    NAME: John CRIDGE AGE:19 HEIGHT: 5'5" COMPLEXION: Fresh
    HAIR: Dark brown EYES: Grey
    ENLISTED: PLACE: - DATE: - BIRTH PLACE: Westhatch, Somerset
    OCCUPATION: Labourer
    REG DATE PLACE REMARKS 12th Ballaarat 16 . 8 . 55
    HAIR: Dark brown EYES: Grey
    ENLISTED: PLACE: - DATE: - BIRTH PLACE: Westhatch, Somerset
    OCCUPATION: Labourer
    REG DATE PLACE REMARKS 12th Ballaarat 16 . 8 . 55
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: September 22, 2004.