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John Pratt

Birthplace: Rathdowen, Mountrath, Queens (Laois), Ireland
Immediate Family:

Husband of Catherine Carroll
Father of Mary Pratt; Margaret Sloan; Wiilliam Pratt; Katherine Pratt; James Pratt and 3 others

Occupation: Soldier
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About John Pratt

Enlisted in army 29th April 1824 aged 17 and 7 months at Leeds. 98th Regiment transferred to 24th Regiment 10th January 1838. He served 21 years and 17 days.

The 98th Foot was raised in Chichester in 1824 by Lieutenant Colonel Mildmay Fane. It was the sixth regiment to be numbered the 98th Foot. The first Colonel of the regiment was Major General Henry Conran. The first set of colours were presented by the Duchess of Richmond at a ceremony at Chichester on 6 October 1824In December 1824 the new regiment was posted to South Africa where for all bar two years of its 13 year tour it was based in Cape Town, the other two years being in Grahamstown. During the entire tour no active service was seen. Returning to England in 1837 the regiment was based for two years in Newcastle upon Tyne where it was frequently called out to support the civil powers during the Chartist unrests.

The 24th Foot. In October 1829 the Regiment began a twelve year sojourn in Upper and Lower Canada. It participated in the suppression of an insurgency in the valley of the Richelieu River at the end of 1837 and the suppression of the Rebellion of 1838 in the Montreal area.

John Pratt served abroad for 15 years and 8 months, 12 and half years at the Cape of Good Hope and two months in Canada. Discharged 10 October 1845 Limerick He married Catherine, daughter of Patrick John Carroll & Mary Walsh. He was over 20 years older than her. John was He was 39 years of age when he was discharged from the Imperial Forces. John & Catherine also left Ireland to travel to Fremantle, on the Hashemy with Catherine's father Patrick Carroll and the rest of his family. They had 8 children.

They arrived on the Hashemy with their daughter Mary aged one year 24 October 1850. Mary is recorded as having received medical attention on the voyage. On the 13 May 1851 John Pratt expressed the wish to occupy the barracks at Bunbury with his family until he can complete his cottage. On the 31 December 1851 he was allocated and occupied land in Bunbury. On 31 December 1858 e was granted Pensioner Lot P.4 Bunbury for military service with E.P.F.

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John Pratt's Timeline

Mountrath, Queens (Laois), Ireland
Age 42
Age 44
Fremantle, WA, Australia
January 21, 1853
Age 46
Bunbury, WA, Australia
Age 47
Bunbury, WA, Australia
Age 49
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Age 50
Bunbury, WA, Australia