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BUTLER – Thomas 13th and 80th Regiment

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13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge
80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire
Greenough Flats – Clinchs Mill
Afghanistan War 8141 – 42
Indian General Service Medal w Pegu Clasp



NameBUTLER – Thomas
Regiment (s)13th and 80th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2205 and 2365 – 80th Regiment
1264 – 13th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th October 1839 / 19 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years 9 months
Length of Service16 years 358 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsAfghanistan campaign 1841/1842
Burma campaign 1852/1853. Was present at the capture and occupation of Pegu 9th October and night attack of the enemy on the camp at Prome.
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1857 2nd Dublin
1857 Tullamore
1863 Tilbury
1863-1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
12th May 1874 Increased to 1/1d per diem for service to the Enrolled Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1820 Cadamstown Kildare 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
B Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifePatrick B 1859 Kildare Ireland
M KEMP Susan 1889 Geraldton Western Australia
D 28th February 1927 Eleanor Street Geraldton Western Australia
Catherine B 26th May 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 29th May 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M BEESON William 1882 Greenough Western Australia
D 3rd August 1929 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic section now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Rose B 1868 Greenough Western Australia
M BURGESS John 1889 Greenough Western Australia
D 1st July 1942 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton 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 X3 of 20 acres at Bootnal Victoria Plains Western Australia
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesGeraldton Guardian & Express 4th July 1942 – page 2 (Obituary Rose Burgess)
Geraldton Guardian & Express 12th July 1938 – page 2 (Death of John Burgess)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th September 1880 Greenough Flats Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th January 1901 Geraldton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateWilliam Hepburn Gale a creditor of Thomas Butler applied for Letters of Administration in the goods of Thomas Butler, deceased intestate, which was granted.
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Cabul, Afghanistan
1851 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Dinapore
Discharge due to Reduction in Army, varicose veins in left leg-ulcerated. Constitutional infirmity,

Purchased Lot X3 Greenough Western Australia of 20 acres purchase price of £11/10/0 Title Application made 26/10/1880 Title deed 3/1184a