BROADBROOK / BROADHOOK – John 41st and 69th Regiment

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41st Regiment

69th Regiment


Regiment (s)41st and 69th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1383
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1838 / 18 years 6 months/ Cork Ireland
Cabinet Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 3 years 4 months
Length of Service16 years 328 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeDischarged as Corporal Pay List as Private / 31st March 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Youghal Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1857 – Fermoy
1857– Waterford Info WO22 & WO23 differs
1857– Clonmel
1862 Tilbury
1862 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1820 St. Mary’s Youghal Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1824 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage16th November 1852 Macroom Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn George bap 22nd June 1858 Youghal Cork Ireland
D 17th October 1874 Perth Western Australia
Bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Catherine (Kate) bap 20th October 1860 Youghal Cork Ireland
D 6th May 1862 at sea aged 20 months aboard “Norwood”
Elizabeth B 25th April 1862 at sea aboard “Norwood”
D 23rd September 1862 (5 months) Fremantle Western Australia
bur Alma or Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 24 Sep 1869
West Australian Times 23rd October 1874 and 13th November 1874
(all notices for Mary Broadbrook) Mary was a widow and pauper
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd August 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
5th June 1898 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Broadbrook 1383 Private 69th foot Depot location Nenagh Ireland
1851 John Broadbrook 1383 Private location Malta
Discharged as unfit for further service as he suffered from a chronic cough and shortness of breath following an attack of pneumonia
In possession of 3 good conduct badges
After John’s death Mary was charged on many occasions with being drunk while son John was also charged with stealing fruit in 1872