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59th Regiment
Worked Government House – Photo 1860s
NameFENNELL – Michael
Regiment (s)59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2539
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st December 1848 / 17 years 6 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 4 years 330 days
China – 1 year 270 days
Ceylon – 197 days
Cape of Good Hope – 2 years 331 days
India – 1 year 212 days
Length of Service21 years 191 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th January 1871 / Chichester Sussex England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1871 Perth Scotland
1872 Stirling
1872 Perth Scotland
1873 Greenwich
1874-1907 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3½d per diem for Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1831 Chelsea London Middlesex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1832 Monaghan Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage19th December 1855 Glendermott  Londonderry Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEmma B 24th September 1861 Cape of Good Hope
M COOPER George 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
D 28th April 1926 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas B c1864 England
M 1st JACKSON Ellen Hall 5th July 1889 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd CLANCY Mary 1908
Theresa B August 1867 Athlone Ireland
M ADAMS James Harwood 1888 Perth Western Australia
D 25th June 1937 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Michael B c1870 Trincamalee Ceylon
M HANSEN Margaret 1910 Perth WA
D 6th June 1917 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary B c1870 Not yet known
M SEERY Thomas Aloysius 26th August 1891
D 2nd November 1927 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
16th April 1881 allotted Lower Canning location 137 of 20 acres relinquished 2nd August 1882
Allotted Albany Lot P14 Wellington Street Albany of 2.0.24 Acres
17th October 1883 Title application Title 6/74
21st April 1884 Title deed Issued
Rationale for land allotment in Albany not available
Occupation after
Gardener Government house Perth
Caretaker Perth Town hall
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Monday 19th August 1907 page 7 Obituary
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th August 1907 Home of Peace Subiaco Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th February 1897 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationA John Fennell of the 59th regiment was born Athlone 1856 who may have been a child of Michael and Elizabeth
1871 Census Rutherglen Lanarkshire Scotland.
Michael Fennell is working as a domestic servant at the Eastfield Dye Works with his wife Elizabeth and children Emma, Thomas, Theresa and Michael.
November 1880 Michael Fennel was on the nominal list for the Enrolled Guard. He was living at No 1 Barracks Fremantle with his wife and 3 children. He bought furniture at the Barracks sale of furniture to the value of £11/3/4.
24th January 1882 Michael was transferred from Fremantle to Perth.
31st October 1885 Private Fennel of the Enrolled Guard was appointed temporary gardener at Government House from November 7th at a salary of £1 per month. He was struck off the EG for the period of employment.
His name was first raised as being appointed to GH as a gardener and caretaker 22nd September 1875 but this was cancelled Cons 527 1885/3838