CANTWELL – Thomas 97th Regiment

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97th Regiment Ulster

NameCANTWELL – Thomas
Regiment (s)97th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1087
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th April 1838 / 18 years 6 months / Birr Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 5 years 11 months
Malta – 1 year 7 months
North America – 4 years 9 months
Length of Service23 years 83 days (deduced)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th July 1861 / Camp Colchester England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Little Barrington St Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Limerick
1863-1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
1879 Increased to 1/8d per diem for 15 years service in the Enrolled Force 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 [according to Obit. arrived per Merchantman in 1863]
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Gillen Firbane Kings 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
UNKNOWN Honora / Hanora / Honoria
c1822 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeCatherine B 1844 Corfu
D Not yet known
Mary Joseph B 1850 New Brunswick Canada
M ODGERS John 1876 unknown location
D August 1905 Western Australia
Harriet Helen (a.k.a. Sister Mary Agnes) B 1858 Preston Lancashire England
D 12th December 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
Elizabeth B 1860 Ipswich Suffolk England
D Not yet known
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
None: 1875 applied for  £15 improvement grant
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 8th December 1906 – page 18 (Obit. for Honora)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th September 1880 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th November 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Fremantle Old RC Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1868 purchased Fremantle Town Lots 836 and 837: 1883 application made for transfer of land by Honora Cantwell of Fremantle