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BRYAN – Thomas 63rd and 96th Regiment

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Thomas Bryan and Family – Strike up the Band – EPG Gazette January 2008

BRYAN Thomas Sgt 96th bandmaster Perth Metro Rifle Volunteer Band sons Thomas Kettle drum, John Joseph piccolo , Alfred triangle
96th Regiment 1875
63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
Obituary – Launceston Examiner 1896 February 17


NameBRYAN – Thomas
Regiment (s)63rd and 96th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1046 – 96th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd July 1836 / 16 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralia – 7 years 5 months
East Indies – 5 years 10 months
Gibraltar – 10 months
Length of Service21 years 102 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 11th October 1859 / Manchester Lancashire England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1859 Lough (Militia)
1860 Newry
1861 Preston
1863 Tilbury
1863-1879 Western Australia
1879 – 1896 Tasmania
Pension Paid1/7d per diem
1878 Increased to 2/1d per diem for service to Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1820 St John’s Well Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism16th July 1820
Date/Place of Birth
BRYAN William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
26th April 1818 Ballysallagh Kilkenny Ireland
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1827 unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage11th May 1846 Launceston Tasmania
Children by 1st WifeRebecca B 2nd May 1846 Launceston Tasmania Australia
D 22nd May 1846 Launceston Tasmania Australia
John Joseph (Thomas) B 24th June 1852 and baptised 24 August 1852 at Lahore India
M BUGGINS Annie Louisa 8th December 1878
D 10th May 1901 Flemington Victoria Australia
Michael B 1854 Dinapur India
M McDONALD Ellen (Helen) 10th July 1877 Perth WA
D 22nd July 1904 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Rebecca B 1856 Dublin Ireland
M SMITH William Richard 15th July 1878 Perth WA
D 22nd September 1944 Victoria Park Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret Ann B c1858 Aldershot Hampshire England
M 1st KEMP Hugh George 14th March 1883 Launceston Tasmania see Attachment
M 2nd WALTERS Richard William 1901 Melbourne Victoria
D 20th June 1915 St Kilda Melbourne Victoria
Thomas William (Willie) B 1861 Kildare Ireland
M FORBES Ellen 3rd April 1883 Launceston Tasmania
D 23rd March 1931 Melbourne Victoria
Katie (Kitty) B 1862 Preston Lancashire England
M Le PASTRIER Herbert Septimus unknown date and location
D 5th March 1943 New South Wales
George B 11th January 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 1938 Melbourne Victoria Australia
Alfred B 29th September 1866 Perth Western Australia
M AMOR Adelaide (Adeline) Harriet 15th March 1905
D 4th September 1929 Grey Lynn New Zealand
Mary B 1868 Western Australia
D Not yet known
Patrick Francis B 4th December 1868 Perth Western Australia
M PHILLIPS Kate Rebecca (1st Cousin) 21st January 1899
D 8th February 1937 Launceston Tasmania
Caroline B 21st December 1873 Perth Western Australia
M 1st MIXNER Albert Frederick 1895 Victoria
M 2nd BYRON William unknown date and location
D 6th March 1933 Sydney New South Wales
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
None known
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 25th September 1868 – page 3
Launceston Examiner
Monday 17th February 1896 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
10th April 1879 per Otway for Melbourne
Thomas and Mrs Byran and 6 children 1 male and 2 female under the age of 14 years s
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th February 1896 Launceston General Hospital Tasmania
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
26th November 1890 Launceston Tasmania
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Bryan 1046 Private 96th Foot location at sea on route to Sydney NSW
1851 Thomas Bryan 1046 Corporal 96th Foot location Lahore Pakistan
Discharge at own request having served 21 years
Thomas Bryan was the first bandmaster of the Metropolitan Rifle Volunteer Band in Perth and the Launceston Volunteer Rifle Band in Tasmania