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FITZGERALD – James 12th Regiment 2nd Battalion

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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
South Africa Medal
Destitute at Depot
Regiment (s)12th Regiment 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1973
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th September 1842 / 17 years 5 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / Letter ‘D’ and marks
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 7 years 4 months
Mauritius – 8 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 35 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th December 1865 /Chatham
Campaign MedalsKaffir War Medal for 1851 1852 and 1853
Intended Residence at
Bristol Gloucestershire England
Pension Districts1865 Bristol
1867 Tilbury
1867-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Rathkeale Limerick 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
Not married
Date/Place of Marriage
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Monday 13th April 1885 page 3 Death of James from cancer.
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th April 1885 Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 James Fitzgerald 1973 Private 2nd Batt 12th Foot location Plymouth
In the 1861 UK Census James is living at the Millbay Barracks St Andrew Plymouth. He is a private in the 2nd Battalion 12th regiment aged 37, unmarried and born Ireland
Discharge at own request having served 21 years21st October 1884 he Superintendent of the Poor house William Dale queried whether Pensioner Fitzgerald would be better being admitted to the hospital rather than the Poor House however Dr Waylin said he could do nothing for him and he could not take him into the hospital. SROWA Cons 527 1884/6003

23rd October 1884 destitute admitted to Mt. Eliza Depot suffering from cancer of the lips and neck