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COLEMAN – Thomas 41st Regiment

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41st Regiment
NameCOLEMAN – Thomas
Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th June 1825 / 17 years / Carlow Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 4 years 1 day
Length of Service5 years 4 months plus 1 year underage
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th October 1831 / Kilkenny Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1831 Kilkenny
1853 -1854 Western Australia Struck off for desertion from the Force
1858 – 1863 Melbourne
1863-1869 Melbourne
July 1869-March 1870 Sydney NSW
Jan 1871-June 1872 Queensland
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Ballinkillen Carlow 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 MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot 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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
10th September 1854 departed Fremantle for Melbourne per Fergus
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged due to chronic liver disease

21st September 1852 Thomas Coleman was informed by the WO he would not be allowed to have his sister-in-law accompany them on the Dudbrook unless he consented to pay 6d a day for her rations.

1854 witness at Military Court into the conduct of Charles Tranailles during the voyage of the Dudbrook.
Thomas Coleman’s grievance against the Surgeon Superintendent was dismissed. He was also distressed over the Surgeon Superintendent’s remark he would give £50 to see all the children overboard

1854 Thomas Coleman deserted from the Force and his pension suspended. When the arrears were paid in 1858 he was owed £36/10/6 he had £30 deducted for his passage to Melbourne leaving a balance of £6/10/6/ The Amount of the passage money seems to be for 2 people.

1855 at Fremantle signed protest against high cost of provisions.

Various on-line Family Trees speculate Thomas married Mary Galbraith in Ireland, and that after residing in Melbourne went to New Zealand where he died in 1883.