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DOODY – John 95th Regiment

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95th Regiment Derbyshire Uniform
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Worked at Rottnest – Colonial Buildings



NameDOODY – John
Regiment (s)95th Regiment
Regiment No (s)1933
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st Aug 1846 / 18 years / Killarney Tralee Kerry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / Pockmarked
Overseas Service/DurationHong Kong – 2 years one month
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
India – 9 years 8 months
Length of Service21 years 22 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th Sep 1867 / Pembroke Dock Wales
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 with Central India Clasp
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts2nd West London
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 increased to 1/5½d 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 Birthc1828 Killarney Kerry Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Daniel Doody
Date/Place of Birth
Ellen Leahy
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage
Children by 1st WifeNot yet  known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P66
2 Acres Assigned 19 August 1881 Title application 5 December 1883 Title Deed 6/158 issued 27 February 1884, 18 August 1884 Between Thompson and Bay Roads north of Alfred Road
Occupation after
1883-6 Assistant Light Keeper Rottnest Island.
In 1864 he was granted £5 ‘in recognition of the exertion he displayed on the night of the fire at the light house.’ SROWA Cons 527/1884/6662
SROWA Cons 527/1886/338 He was Dismissed from this position due to having assaulted the wife of a fellow light keeper. The acting Harbour Master said ‘Doody is a man of low character and not a fit person for females to be left unprotected with at a light house.
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th Oct 1908 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
 Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationHe was awarded a silver medal without gratuity for long service and good conduct