FINNIGAN – Thomas 68th Regiment and Army Hospital Corps

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ARMY HOSPITAL CORPS

NameFINNIGAN – Thomas
Regiment (s)68th Regiment and Army Hospital Corps
Regiment Number (s) 1701 – 68th Regiment
42 – Army Hospital Corps
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th July 1840 / 18 years 2 months / Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationQuebec – 9 years 9 months
Malta – 3 years 181 days
Crimea – 306 days
East Indies – 306 days
Length of Service21 years 24 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 6th August 1861 / Aldershot England
Campaign Medals Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 with Lucknow clasp
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Fermoy Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1861 1st Cork
1861 Woolwich
1862 3rd Portsmouth
1863 Tilbury
1863-1907 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/11d per diem
18th January 1887 Increased to 2/5d per diem for service with the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1822 Belfast Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McCARTHY Catherine
B 1837 (deduced) Birr Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1861 Not yet known
M STROUD Robert James 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 25th June 1931 East Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine B 1861 Not yet known
bap 4th August 1861 Fermoy Cork Ireland
M REEDY (sic) John James 1891 Perth Western Australia
D 28 November 1899 Western Australia
bur originally Skinner Street Cemetery – exhumed now bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia along with her infant daughter Gladys
Elizabeth B 20th July 1863 Fermoy Cork Ireland
D 25th September 1937 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 17th January 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 1866 Western Australia
Margaret Helen B 18th July 1866 Perth Western Australia
D 1867 Western Australia
Helena (Ellen) B 10th October 1867 Perth Western Australia
D 22nd August 1950 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Johanna (Jane) B 3rd January 1869 Perth Western Australia
D 14th January 1869 Perth Western Australia
Stillborn male B 1873 Perth Western Australia
Thomas B 12th October 1879 Perth Western Australia
D 13th October 1879 Perth Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McCARTHY James
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
NUGENT Margaret
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Granted Fremantle Location P 98 of 1 acre Title Application 05/12/1883 Title Deed 6/89 (North Fremantle at corner of Jackson Street and the railway)
Occupation after
Arrival
Thomas Finnigan was appointed orderly to the Governor in August 1880 a role he appears to have held until the Enrolled Guard was disbanded
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 7 January 1880 – page 3 (Governor’s Orderly)
West Australian Friday 8 March 1901 – page 4 (Catherine’s death)
West Australian Tuesday 15 October 1907 – page 1 (Thomas’ death)
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th October 1907 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia – most of his family are also buried in this grave
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
5th March 1901 Tuckfield Street Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateA copy of  Catherine FINNIGAN’s will dated 25th February 1901 is available from the State Records Office (SRO Cons 3403/1901/053)
Further Information3rd August 1869 application made to purchase H50 & H51  at £10 per lot
7th March 1866 application made to purchase sub lot 150 of 4 ½ acres at £1 per acre