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DONOHUE / DONAHUE – Roderick 68th Regiment

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68th Regiment Glengarry Badge
British Crimea Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal


Died Perth Colonial Hospital


NameDONOHUE / DONAGUE – Roderick
Regiment (s)68th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2910
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th January 1852 / 18 years / Birr Kings County Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fair / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 10 months
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
Length of Service4 years  267 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd October 1856 / Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Turkish-Crimea War Medal
Intended Residence at
Birr Kings County Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Birr
1857 Fermoy
1858 Cork
1862 Tilbury
1862-1882 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1881 Increased to 1/4d per diem service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK   31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1834  Lorrha Portumna Tipperary 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
c 1836
Date/Place of Marriage18th February 1857 Kilworth Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeBridget bap 7th February 1858  Kilworth Cork Ireland
M 1st BRINDEL aka DAVIS James 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd SUTHERLAND Robert 1909 Claremont Western Australia
D  14th December 1929  Cottesloe Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
James bap 7th August 1859  Kilworth Cork Ireland
Possible Spouse – GILBERTSON Mary Jane  1887  Fremantle Western Australia
D 22nd August 1926 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Elizabeth   B 4th February 1864  Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Jane / Maria B  1866 Fremantle Western Australia
M  EDGAR Felix Charles  1891 Kimberley Western Australia
D  23rd November 1920 Cottesloe Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret Helen / Ellen  B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M  MILLAR James  1887 Fremantle Western Australia
Elizabeth   B 1871  Western Australia
M  VARIAN Augustus Gustave 1891 Perth Western Australia
D  30th August 1918 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Cecilia / Cecily   B  1873  Fremantle Western Australia
M COLLINS John A. 1910 Perth Western Australia
D 4th August 1955 Leighton Western Australia
bur Ashes Niche Wall Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
WHELAN Percival
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
By widow – Perth lot E 82 (between King & Stokes Streets East Perth) –
2 roods 16 perches – assigned 21st Jul 1881
Occupation after
Warder 1874
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian  Monday 28th January 1907 – page 6 – Funeral Mary DONOHUE
Daily News
Friday 26th November 1920 – page 3 – death of Mary Jane EDGAR
West Australian 24th August 1926 – page 1 – funeral James DONOHUE
West Australian 16th December 1929 –  page 1 – death of Bridgette SUTHERLAND
The Daily News 17th December 1929 – page 1 – Death Bridget SUTHERLAND
Departure from Western
None applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th July 1882 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
25th January 1907 Cottesloe Beach Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458/3/1883 – Roderick Donahue made a will dated 28th March 1882 but failed to name an executor. Widow Mary Donahue of Fremantle applied for Letters of Administration 14th April 1883.
Roderick bequeathed ‘My right and title to that piece of Sand assigned to me for Military Service in this Colony as an Enrolled Pensioner viz Perth Town lot No E 82 also the whole of my estate and effects and everything that I can by law dispose of.’
Further InformationDischarge: Unfit for further service. Was wounded in the right arm by piece of shell on the 19 August 1855 whilst in the trenches in the Crimea: he cannot use his arm properly in consequence of the nerves having been injured and at times finds it quite numbed and powerless. He is not able to handle his flintlock or do his duty as a soldier and is therefore recommended to be invalided. Conduct in hospital Good.
Note from Kilmainham (hospital) Wound very slight will not interfere with his earning a livelihood. 20 November 1857.
16th July 1866 Roderick Donohue nominated his 22nd year old sister-in-law Jane Whealan (sic) from Kilworth, Cork as an assisted immigrant
1880 Roderick Donohue was a sergeant at the Magazine at Fremantle.
1881 he bought a quantity of furniture from the Barracks surplus to the value of £1.5.5 and £6.4.0.
10th January 1882 Sergeant Donohue employed as warder at the Magazine Fremantle is again admitted to hospital – recommendation he be discharged.
19th January 1882 stoppage of 10d per day for pensioners of the Enrolled Guard for hospital treatment.
13th January 1883 widow Mrs Donohue applied for a transfer for the Perth Barracks to Fremantle No 2 Barracks.