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CROWDY – Thomas Royal Marines Portsmouth Division 66th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
Naval Service Medal w Syria Clasp


NameCROWDY – Thomas
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Portsmouth Division 66th Company
Regiment Number (s) 6623
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th April 1830 / 19 years / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown /
Overseas Service/Duration
Length of Service21 years 8 months 28 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 28th January 1852 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNaval General Service Metal with Syria Clasp
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1852 1st Portsmouth
1852 Western Australia
Pension Paid£28. 4.0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England (Date not known)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1811 Thame Oxford England
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
WHITE Sarah Ann
c1818 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage11 April 1836 Kingston Portsea Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeSarah Ann B 1843 Bp 13th October 1843 Portsmouth Hampshire England
M HARNDEN Richard Henry 1859 Bunbury WA
M DUNCAN Henry 1865 Fremantle WA
Mary B c1850 4th Quarter Alverstoke Hampshire England
M GREEN John Edward 1866 Fremantle WA
Thomas William B 1841 Bp 23 March 1841 Portsmouth Hampshire England
D 1843 Portsea Island Hampshire
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
Although he was not granted an allotment he was in possession of North Fremantle P31 in 1866 that had previously been allotted to P Gaunt in 1852
Occupation after
Farmer (Cattle)
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 10th June 1864 page 1 Sale of livestock
Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 19th October 1866 Page 2 Sale of property
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 10 July 1867 Page 3 Trial of William Johnson
The Herald Saturday 21st March 1868 page 2 Purchase of 11 acres of land North Fremantle
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 28th February 1877 page 3 Solicitor’s Notice re the estate of Thomas Crowdy
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialSeptember 1875 died at sea on the wreck of the Mary Herbert. The Mary Herbert was last seen on 4 September 1875 on a voyage from Albany to Fremantle.
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSergeant Crowley was obviously a very successful farmer as he held a sale of 28 head of cattle in 1864.
In 1866 Thomas Crowley advertised his property for sale as he was returning to England but as he gave evidence at a trial in 1867 so that did not take place.