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BREE – Thomas Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay Fusiliers

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Indian Mutiny Medal


NameBREE – Thomas
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 582
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th April 1847 / 20 years / Glasgow Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fair / Grey / Fair
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service15 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th June 1861 / not yet known
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-59
Intended Residence at
Hull Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1861 Hull
1861 Sligo
1862 2nd Glasgow
1862-1882 Western Australia
1882- South Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Increased to 1/0d per diem 1897 for campaign service
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth26th April 1828
Skreen Dromore Sligo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage21st October 1861 Roman Catholic Church Cairy Sligo Ireland
Children by 1st WifeCatherine   B 1862 Not yet known
M  PASSMORE  Charles Henry 1893 Perth Western Australia
D 24th October 1946 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William  B  4th October 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 20th October 1864 Western Australia
Margaret Ellen B  13th October 1867 York Western Australia
bap 5th November 1867 Western Australia
M  ASPINALL Albert Wood 1908  Perth Western Australia
D  19th October 1951 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann   B 1872  Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas   B 1876  Albany Western Australia
D  27th July 1948  Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Lot P235 Cockburn Sound Willagee
20 acres or 22.2.10 acres (Actually 2 acres 2 roods 10 perches)
Occupation after
Assistant warder CE 19 December 1865-23 July 1866
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald   Saturday 3rd January 1871 – page 3 – Thomas Bree drunk
The Herald   Saturday 6th January 1872 – page 3 – Thomas Bree abusive and obscene language
Inquirer and  Commercial News 30th March 1881 – page 3 – J Bree to Mauritius on “Star Queen”
West Australian Friday 25th October 1946 –  page 1 – death Catherine PASSMORE
West Australian Monday 22nd October 1951 – page 21 – death of Margaret ASPINALL
Departure from Western
Not yet known
SRWA – Cons 144  – 1882 Mrs Bree living in No 2 Barracks with 3 children, her husband having left the Colony
Date/Place of Death/BurialPossibly South Australia – lived there in 1900
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19th February 1912 Claremont Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationEmbarked 18th August 1847 per “Boyne” for India
Embarked 1st July 1861 per “Vernon”  for EnglandWO23/23 shows man in Prison 1874 pension suspendedRoyal Adelaide Hospital admissions:
Admission No. 205, admitted 26/01/1894, age 67, M, Church of England residence Clare, labourer, born Ireland, 31 years in Colony, ship York
Adm 189, 13/01/1900, 74, M, residence Clarenden, occ bushman, born Ireland, 38 years in Colony.