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Private John Boardman (.....1852)

Back to ...... 48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Born :
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier / Baker / Constable
  • Date Arrived :1817.
  • Ship Arrived on : onboard one of three ships. The" Barque..Matilda ", The HM. ship " Lloyd's " or "Dick" . All three arrived carrying the 48th Regiment in 1817.
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 15/8/1803 . 2nd/48th Manchester
  • Date of Discharge : 4/3/1824
  • Died : 25/4/1852
  • Where Died / Buried : Newcastle / Christ Church Newcastle. N.S.W
  • Parents Names :  
  • Spouse's Name : Jane Harrison (b......d.)
  • Date Married : 21/1/1828
  • Where Married : St Johns Church of England, Parramatta
  • Spouse's Parents :
    Descendent 's
    Area Settled :
    Patterson's Plains, Hunter River

    Children :

    History & Achievements :

    Following John's discharge he took up an appointment as a Constable in 1826,leaving this
    position to take up the works of Baker. John's business was located in Kent Street Sydney. Times would have been very tough in making a living for himself, wife and family led him to break the law. On the 18th of June 1828, 5 months after his marriage to Jane , he was arrested and found guilty of stealing flour. For this crime he was sentenced to three months hard labour. On the 20th of April 1829 he was again placed on trial for receiving stolen goods. This charge was not proven and therefore was dismissed with out conviction.
    Following this run of problems, he moved to Patterson's Plains, in the Hunter where he managed to be
    appointed Constable once more, on the 1st of May 1830. It is obvious that the Constabulary of the time became aware of the past wrongs and he was dismissed from this post 22 of June 1830. Private John Boardman died on the 25th of April 1852.
    For his military service Private John Boardman was awarded the General Service Medal . The medal has 10
    clasps attached , naming the battles in which he fought with distinction . He fought in the Peninsular War under the Duke Of Wellington . The Service Medal represent the following Battles : Talavera -28/6/1809 , Busaco 27/9/1810 , Albuera (16/5/1811) , Vittoria 21/6/1812 , Nivelle , Orthes 27/2/1814 , Toulouse 10/4/1814 , Badajoz May 1812 , Salamanca 22/6/1812.



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