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DONNELLY – Patrick / Thomas Patrick 46th Regiment

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46th Regiment South Devonshire
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal


NameDONNELLY (DONELLY) – Patrick (Thomas Patrick)
Regiment (s)46th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1646
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd March 1842 / 15 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey – 2 years 7 months
Corfu – 2 years 5 months
East Indies – 8 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 340 days Underage 3 years
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 7th May 1867 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1867 2nd Manchester
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1890 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1½d per diem
1887 increased to 1/7d per diem for Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1827 St Nicholas’ Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DONELLY (sic) John
Date/Place of Birth
DONELLY Helen/Ellen
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Father John HEFFERAN Mother Mary HEFFERAN
B c1846-1849 Ireland
Arrived Western Australia 14 January 1868 aboard the Tartar as a 19 years old Domestic Servant (Acc115/104)
Date/Place of Marriage1869 Fremantle Western Australia
 Children of 1st WifeJohn Henry B 13 April1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M JAMES Sarah Jane 1899 Perth Western Australia
D 15th September 1930 Melbourne Victoria
Patrick Thomas B 8 July 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
D 7 February 1941 buried Karrakatta Cemetery (Mother Mary Clark)
Christopher B 12 September 1874 Western Australia
M Isabel Jackson Perth 1902
D 2 August 1956 age 81 North Perth
B Karrakatta cemetery
Agnes Mary B 21 November 1876 Western Australia
M WALKER William Thomas 1899 Fremantle WA
William Thomas B 1 January 1879 Western Australia
M WOLF Gladys 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
D 22nd July 1957 Queensland, Australia
Charles B 1887 Perth Western Australia
D 1947 East Coolgardie (Kalgoorlie) Western Australia
Julie B 31 August 1881 Perth Western Australia
M BROUGHTON Richard Cowen 1902 Perth Western Australia
D 25th December 1961 Wembley Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
William Joseph B 15 July 1884 Western Australia
Edward B 1884 Perth Western Australia
D 18th August 1946 Perth Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Robert Augustus B c 1889 Western Australia
M BOM Mary Carmelia 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
D 21st June 1953 Perth Western Australia (Mother Mary Clark)
Land Grants Western
Perth lot Y122 Corner of John and Fitzgerald Streets Perth.
Title Application 6 April 1881 Title Deed 5/1113
.3 acre (3 Roods)
Occupation after
 Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 3 May 1890 page 24 death of Patrick Donnelly
The Western Mail Thursday 23rd October 1930 page 4 Death of John
Also The Argus Wednesday 17th September 1930 page 1
The Daily News Thursday 25 August 1932 page 10 death of Mary Donnelly
The West Australian Tuesday 11 February 1941 page 1 death of Patrick Thomas
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th April 1890 Wittenoom Street Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –Wife
24th August 1932 West Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 Patrick Donnolly (sic) 1646 Drummer and Fifer location Hull
1861 Patrick Donnelly 1646 Drummer and Fifer location Jullander E. Indies
Discharge: At own request – suffering from Asthma.
1861 Census Patrick Donnelly was a single man age 24, born Dublin, Dublin, a drummer with the 46th regiment at the Garrison of Hull stationed in the citadel Kingston upon Hull Yorkshire.
Mary Heffernan, a single woman arrived at Fremantle from London on 14th January 1868 on the Tartar. Her age was recorded as 19 and occupation domestic servant. (Which does not indicate her maiden name was Clark)
Patrick Thomas and Christopher Augustus Donnelly both have their mother’s maiden name recorded as CLARK on the death certificates, there is no registration of birth for either of these names and no baptism entry in Familysearch, and whether these two are children of Patrick Donnelly and Mary Heffernan is debatable. William Thomas born 1st January 1879 died 22nd July 1957 is also doubtful as nowhere is his mother’s name recorded and a later child is named William Joseph. Christopher Donnelly acknowledges Patrick Thomas as his brother in his death notice which rather looks as if Mary Heffernan and Mary Clark may be the same person.
John Henry Donnelly enlisted at Blackboy Hill for service in WW1 on 1st March 1915. He returned to WA after being wounded, discharged 16th November 1916. Strangely he said he was born at Carlton, Victoria but correspondence from his wife and mother prove it was the son of Patrick and Mary Donnelly. His death registration records his mother a Mary Heffernon (sic)William Joseph Donnelly also joined up on 17th April 1917 but after a period of a few weeks he was found to be medically unfit for service as he had a previous injury causing chronic thickening of the structures around the right knee joints – with a slight synovial effusion and he was discharged 6th November 1917.
Christopher Joseph Donnelly also applied to enlist on 29th February 1916 but was rejected as he varicose veins and a varicose ulcer – his constitution was impaired.