Private John Boardman (.....1852)
Where Born : England
Occupation : Soldier / Baker / Constable
Date Arrived :1817.
Ship Arrived on : onboard one of three ships.
", 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 /
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
Spouse's Parents :
- Back to ...... 48th
Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
- Descendent 's
- Area Settled :
- Patterson's Plains, Hunter River
& 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 :
, Busaco 27/9/1810 ,
Albuera (16/5/1811) ,
, Nivelle , Orthes
27/2/1814 , Toulouse
10/4/1814 , Badajoz
May 1812 , Salamanca
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