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FALLON / FALLEN – James 95th 20th and 54th Regiment

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James Fallon Saved by an Emu by Jeanette Lee – EPG Newsletter January 2015

95th Regiment Derbyshire Uniform
20th Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers Badge
54th Regiment Brass Badges
Regiment (s)95th, 20th and 54th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1002 (54th Regiment)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1823 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies (Bombay and Madras) –  13 years
Length of Service21 years 27 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 4th November 1845 / Mullingar
Campaign MedalsNot known
Intended Residence at
Not known
Pension Districts1845 1st Dublin
1845 2nd Dublin
1848 1st Dublin
1849 2nd Dublin
1857 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/7½d per diem
1873 increased to 2/0d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birthc1803 Kilcolman Mayo 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
NUGENT Catherine
B 1825 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage9th October 1848 Swords Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1849 Dublin Ireland
D 23rd December 1872 Perth Western Australia
Bur East Perth Cemetery
Mary Jane B 1852 Dublin Ireland
D 4th February 1872 Perth Western Australia
Margaret Mary B 1857 Tavistock Devonshire England
M MOLLOY John 1878 Perth Western Australia
D January 1924 Leederville Western Australia
bur Molloy family grave Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick B 17th March 1859 Perth Western Australia
M CAHILL Bridget 1887 Perth Western Australia
D 1933 Swan District Western Australia
Louise B 6th October 1861 Perth Western Australia
D 25th April 1881 Perth Western Australia
Malvina Mary B 24th January1864 Perth Western Australia
D 10th October 1882 Greenough Western Australia
Buried Greenough memorial headstone East Perth 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
8th October 1884 After James Fallon’s death widow Catherine given land allocation of Perth Lot Y120 of 3 roods Hardinge Street West Perth.
Occupation after
Business partnership with Robert Sloan as farmers and carriers of sandalwood under the name “Fallon and Sloan”
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer (Perth) 2nd June 1858
Perth Gazette 29th January 1864
West Australian 31st December 1897
Western Mail 7th January 1898
The W.A. Record Saturday 1st January 1898 page 9 brief Obituary Catherine
Daily News 16th January 1924 page 4 Obituary Margaret Molloy
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th October 1873 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th December 1897 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Consignment:
Cons 3403 Item 1898/002 Catherine Fallon
Item 1918/0423 James Patrick Fallon
Item 1934/0002 Patrick Fallon
Cons 5269 Item 12 Malvina Fallon
Cons 5800 Item 1906/312 Fallon
Further InformationJames Fallon involved in the wreck of the Royal Charlotte in Torres Strait in 20th June 1824: spent 42 days “on a rock” on his passage from NSW to India (see WO97) see:

James Fallon Saved by an Emu by Jeanette Lee – EPG Newsletter January 2015

British Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Fallon 1002 Sergeant 54th Foot location Dover and Weedon
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and shortness of breath, general pains.
In 1864 James Fallon nominated his neice Margaret Fallon aged 30 as a Government Immigrant; she was living at 18 Hendrick Street in Dublin at the time.
When Catherine made her will on 10th December 1894 she named Thomas Minorgan as the Executor and William Topping and Thomas Campbell were the witnesses. The estate was valued at £497 and most of that was the value of £400 for the house and land. Y120 must have been subdivided at some time as the acreage was 1 rood 20 perches.
Headstone at East Perth Cemetery
Sacred to the memory of Sergt James Fallon who died 12th October 1873 aged 71 years also John eldest son of the above who died 23rd December 1872 ages 23 years. Also Mary Jane eldest daughter of the above who died 4th February 1872 aged 21 years. Also Louisa fourth daughter of the above who died 25th April 1881 aged 20 years. Also of Malvina youngest daughter of the above who died at Greenough 10 October 1882 ages 19 years. Requiescatt in pace, Also Catherine Theresa wife and mother of the above who departed this life on December 24th 1897 R.I.P.