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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
  
John Crowe was born in 1824 at Paulstown, Kilkenny, [[Ireland]]. He arrived in Australia in 1842. He was buried at the [[Ballaarat Old Cemetery]] late on 03 December 1954.<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
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John Crowe was born in 1824 at Paulstown, Kilkenny, [[Ireland]]. He arrived in Australia in 1842. He was buried at the [[Ballaarat Old Cemetery]] late on 03 December 1954.<ref>Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
 
   
 
   
 
== Goldfields Involvement in 1854 ==
 
== Goldfields Involvement in 1854 ==
  
He was a miner who was shot and killed as a result of the [[Eureka Stockade]] battle on 03 December 1854. He died of wounds after by being treated by Dr [[James Stewart]], who was the informant on the death certificate.<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
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He was a miner who was shot and killed as a result of the [[Eureka Stockade]] battle on 03 December 1854. He died of wounds after by being treated by Dr [[James Stewart]], who was the informant on the death certificate.<ref>Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.</ref>
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==

Latest revision as of 02:38, 20 August 2019

Memorial to those who died as a result of the Eureka Stockade located in the Eureka Stockade Memorial Gardens. Photography: Clare Gervasoni 2013.

Background

John Crowe was born in 1824 at Paulstown, Kilkenny, Ireland. He arrived in Australia in 1842. He was buried at the Ballaarat Old Cemetery late on 03 December 1954.[1]

Goldfields Involvement in 1854

He was a miner who was shot and killed as a result of the Eureka Stockade battle on 03 December 1854. He died of wounds after by being treated by Dr James Stewart, who was the informant on the death certificate.[2]

Notes

There was also a John Crow who was described as a 'lunatic' and was a private in the 40th Regiment. [3]

His full name was John Jonah Crow. [4]


The following is a series of three letters claiming that drummer James Bennett and Private John Crow of the 40th regiment are lunatics.


LETTER ONE

Date 3 Nov 1854

Assistant Military Secretary requesting that two men belonging to 40th Regt. (Lunatics) being be removed to the Asylum.

Assistant Military Secretary’s Office Melbourne 3rd November 1854.

Sir. In transmitting the accompanying copy of a letter from the Officer in Command of the 40th Regiment with its enclosures from Surgeon Collings of that Corps reporting that the two men named in the margin are decided lunatics. I am directed by the Major General to request that you will move his Excellency the Lieutenant Governor to give instructions for these two individuals being placed in the Colonial Lunatic Asylum.

I have the honor to be

Your most obedient

Humble servant


William F. A. Wallace

Assistant Military Secretary


1 Nov. 1854 31st October 40th Regt Drummer James Bennett Private John J. Crow copy.


LETTER TWO

Melbourne. Victoria 1st November 1854

Sir, I have the honor to forward for the information of the Major General Commanding, a letter received from Dr Collings Surgeon of the Regiment under my Command, regarding two men, lunatics, named in the margin. In the temporary Hospital belonging to the Barracks, we have no sort of accommodation for Lunatics.

I therefore beg to recommend for the consideration of Sir Robert Nickle, the request that he may be pleased to obtain the sanction of the Lieutenant Governor to these men being placed in the Colonial Lunatic Asylum.

I have etc

Signed


Thos. J. Valiant

Commanding Officer 40 Regiment


Drummer James Bennett Private John J. Crow



LETTER THREE

Copy

J54 12.268

Melbourne, Victoria October 31st 1854

Sir, I have the honor to report for the information of Lieut Colonel Valiant that the two men named in the margin are decided Lunatics, and that their presence in the Regimental Hospital owing to the insufficient accommodation affording no means of proper separation, it is not only detrimental to the other patients but militated against their own recovery. Under these circumstances I beg to suggest that measures should be taken for their removal to the Colonial Lunatic Asylum.

I have etc

(signed A Collings M.D)

Surgeon 40 Regt


Lt. and Adjutant Buckle

40 Regiment


Drummer James Bennett Private John Jonah Crow [5]

Also See

Military

External Links

  1. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  2. Corfield, J., Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  3. Letter from William Wallace dated 3 November 1854
  4. Letter signed by Lieutenant and Adjutant Buckle dated 31 October 1854, Melbourne
  5. VPRS 1189, Unit 140, File J 54/12.268, Transcribed by Christine Stancliffe