FITZGERALD – Michael 40th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment

AFGHAN WAR CANDAHAR GHUZNEE CABUL MEDAL 1842

NameFITZGERALD – Michael
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 933
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th November 1835 / 19 years / Carlow Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 3 years 81 days
Scinde Baluchistan and Afghanistan – 3 years 324 days
Length of Service8 years 267 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16th August 1844 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCandahar Ghuznee and Cabool 2nd Afghan Campaign 1842
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Carlow Ireland
Pension Districts1844 Carlow
1845 1st Dublin
1846 Kilmainham
1850 1st Dublin
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1861 Western Australian
Pension Paid6d per diem
1846 Increased to 9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Carlow Carlow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
FITZGERALD Patrick
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
BULGAR Mary
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KENNEDY Honora
Date/Place of MarriagePossible 6th July 1850 St. Andrews Dublin City Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeDaniel B c1846 Ireland (possibly step son)
D 8th January 1916 Perth Hospital Western Australia
Patrick bap 9th November 1848 St. James Dublin Ireland
D 1st May 1855 Albany Western Australia
Mary Ann B 29th September 1851 Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas B 10th January 1853 Albany Western Australia
Ellen Rose B 14th June 1855 Albany Western Australia
D 21st June 1855 Pensioner Village Albany Western Australia
Joseph John B 5th May 1857 Albany Western Australia
Georgina Harriett B 1859 Albany Western Australia
M 1st ATKINSON Thomas 13th April 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd McDONALD Thomas 1894 Fremantle Western Australia
D 12th March 1931 Bayswater Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ellen B February 1860 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
KENNEDY Daniel
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
RESLINS Julia
Land Grants Western
Australia
Albany – Albany Road Lot P4 – 3 acres
Assigned 20th February 1852
Title Application 13th May 1859 Title 1669
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 13th December 1872 page 3
The West Australian Friday 13th March 1931 page 1 Death notice Georgina Harriet McDonald
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd November 1861 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Michael Fitzgerald 933 Private 40th Foot location Quettah
Discharge due to a grape shot wound to the upper and inner left thigh sustained 29th December 1843 at the battle of Maharajpore.
Captain Bruce made an unannounced visit to Albany in 1854 and reported to the Governor that John Wild, Patrick White, Michael Fitzgerald and K. Gregory had cleared some of their land and erected cottages on their allotment and recommended they be paid £15 for the same. SROWA Cons 36 Vol 303 folio 118