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Private John Poole (c1808.......1849)

Back To . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
  • Born : circa 1808
  • Where Born : Carnew, Wicklow, IRELAND
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 1844 (disembarked Deptford 10 April for VDL)
  • Ship Arrived on : "Maria Somes"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : ca 1826
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Regimental # : 551
  • Date of Discharge :1847-1848
  • Where Discharged : Sydney, NSW
  • Died : 1849 Sydney, NSW
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names : George
  • Spouse's Name : Susanna Richardson
  • Born : 1822
  • Where Born : Great Oakley, Essex, England
  • Occupation : Bricklayer's daughter
  • Date Arrived : 1844
  • Ship Arrived on : "Maria Somes"
  • Died : 15 July 1898, Waterloo, NSW
  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Cemetery, Camden NSW
  • Date Married : 14 Jun 1843
  • Where Married : All Saints, Parish Church of Gt Oakley, Essex, England
  • Spouse's Parents : William (1786-1872) & Mary Emily (nee Collings ) Richardson (1800-1861)
  • Information has been supplied by Julie Skellern jools@maxnet.co.nz

    Descendants :
    Area Settled :
    Sydney, NSW
    Children :
    1 . George POOLE, born 30 June 1845, Auckland, NZ, d. Camden NSW 1899
    2 . John William POOLE, born 1849, NSW; d. Camden NSW 24 August 1923

    History & Achievements :

    John saw service with the 58th regiment in NSW and by May 1845 was mustered with the main part of the regiment who had left for Auckland New Zealand, to take part in the Maori Land Wars.  He may have been part of the fighting units at Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Ruapekapeka, Boulcott's Farm, Horokiri, or St. John's Wood.  He returned to NSW in April of 1847.  Through the remainder of 1847 and 1848 he was attached to the 99th Regiment, on furlough awaiting his final discharge.  He qualified for a military pension, but died only two years later.
    Twelve years later his wife's younger brother, William, was serving with the British Admiralty on HMS Harrier in the Australia Station, also seeing action in New Zealand during the Second Maori Land Wars (1860-1864)
    John's grandson, John Richardson POOLE made the Supreme Sacrifice, dying, while serving with the Australian Imperial Forces, in 1916.   
     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: July 01, 2004.