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DONNELLY – John 4th and 51st Regiment

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4th Regiment
51st Regiment West Riding
Indian General Service Medal w Pegu Clasp


Regiment (s)4th and 51st Regiment
Regiment Number (s)  1427 / 2213
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
 7th November 1838 / 15 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Brown / Grey / Fresh / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 10 months
East Indies 14 years
Length of Service15 years 68 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th January 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndia General Service Medal Pegu (Army) 1852-1853
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1857 2nd Dublin
1860 1st Dublin
1861 2nd Dublin
1865 Tilbury
1865-1878 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Clondalkin Dublin 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
CONNOLLY Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1868 Northam Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 18 May 1866 Perth Western Australia
D 1868 Western Australia
Bridget Catherine B 1868 Perth Western Australia
M COOPER John James 1896 Southern Cross Western Australia
D 24 August 1933 Perth Western Australia
Bur RC Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John Patrick B 12th July1870 Perth Western Australia
M WARREN Ellen 1902 Guildford Western Australia
D 27 March 1910 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Henry Joseph born 29 April 1872 Perth WA (FS)
D 30th October 1951 Nedlands Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta RC Cemetery
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9 January 1878 page 3 Obituary John Donnelly
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd January 1878 Military Hospital Perth Western Australia
Bur East Perth Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1888 Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 John Donnelly No 1427 was stationed at Bellary Madras India
Discharge: Due to contracting ophthalmia on the voyage back home from Malta, impaired vision in both eyes. Apparently it was prevalent in the regiment at the time.
January 21 1878 the Very Reverend Gibney requested that the four children of the late Pensioner Donnelly be received into the RC orphanage. For a limited period Catherine was allowed one shilling a day and recommended the children be admitted to the orphanage
Name of one child unknown