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BENNETT – Standish O’Grady 10th Regiment

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10th Regiment Lincolnshire Badge
Sutlej Medal (1845/6) with clasp for Sobraon
Punjab Medal with Goojerat & Mooltan clasps


NameBENNETT – Standish O’Grady
Regiment (s)10th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 631
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th September 1828 / 18 years / Cork City Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Sallow / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 7 years (estimate)
Length of Service21 years 331 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th August 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal (1845/6) with clasp for Sobraon
Punjab Medal (1848-9) with clasp for Mooltan and Goojerat
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1850 1st Cork
1851 Limerick
1853-1854 Western Australia
1858-1875 Melbourne Victoria (may have been earlier but did not receive pension before 1858)
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th May 1853 Tilbury England via Dublin
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Ballyhooly Fermoy Cork Ireland refer WO 116: Disability and Out-Pensions, Admissions Description Piece 058: 1850 (Cavalry and Infantry)
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BENNETT Standish O’Grady
B c1776 Limerick Ireland
D 7 February 1846 Toronto Canada
“Formerly of Tankerville County Cork” – Irish Poet
Date/Place of Birth
SHERLOCK Margaret (Father possibly re-married as Mother is Mary on Death Certificate)
B c1771 Ireland
M c January 1807, Kilpeacon Church, Limerick Ireland
D c1811 Cork Ireland
SiblingsElizabeth bap 23rd January 1809 Ballyhay (possibly Ballyhooly) Cork Ireland, FHL 962669
M 1st STORY Richard 10 Feb 1831 Kilfinnane, Limerick Ireland
M 2nd CATHGARD William Not yet known – Speculative Marriage / Death
D 5th June 1889 Ontario Canada bur Sutherland Cemetery
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c1818 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriagec1841 unknown location
Children by 1st WifeMary c1841 England (tentative)
D 29th November 1842, aged 1½ years  Fort William Calcutta India
Andrew B 19th August 1843 Fort William Calcutta India
Eliza B c1850 Ireland (tentative)
D 1858 Victoria Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeMAHER Mary (possibly the sister of Thomas Maher given permission by WO to sail on the Phoebe Dunbar)
Date/Place of Marriage12th October 1853 St Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeEllen B 1857 Melbourne Victoria Australia
D 1875 Melbourne Victoria
Elizabeth B 1859 Melbourne Victoria
D Not yet known
Standish or Thomas B 1861 Melbourne Victoria
D 1864 Victoria
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Appointed Night warder Convict Establishment 14th August 1854 dismissed 18 August 1854 as ‘generally inefficient’
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Times  13th July 1854 page – 3
Departure from Western
Pension paid in Western Australia until September 1854 then deserted from Force: pension reinstated in Victoria in 1858. Not known when and how left Western Australia
The Fergus sailed from Fremantle on 16 September 1854 to Melbourne (rough passage -stopped Adelaide to pick up supplies) arrived Melbourne 6th October 1854 had a S. Bennett age 40 as a passenger and also a female passenger Bennett age 31
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th February 1875 Melbourne Hospital Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
12th July 1853 onboard “Phoebe Dunbar” (from Phthisis)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841
Standish O’G Bennett 631 Private 10th Foot location Manchester & Newcastle
Invalided to England 1st May 1850. (Kevin Asplin)
Discharge due to Chronic ophthalmic and impaired constitution
SO Bennett received medical treatment for a wounded leg August 10th 1853 on board the Phoebe Dunbar.
Deserted from the Force WA August 1854
Used aliases Patrick MAHER and John RYAN in Victoria: imprisoned 17th July to 7th November 1860