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FITZPATRICK – Michael HEIC 2nd Regiment and 103rd Regiment

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Michael Fitzpatrick
1912 Death Certificate
Cap Badge
Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Punjab Medal no clasp
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Royal Bombay Fusiliers and 103rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1707 – 103rd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
HEIC – 24th April 1847 / 18 years 6 months  / Waterford Kilkenny Ireland
103rd – 4th May 1861 / 32 years 6 months / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC – 16 years 12 days
East India – 1 year 101 days
Length of Service21 years 31 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeHEIC – Private / 18th July 1859 / Transferred to 103rd Regiment
103rd – Private / 22nd May 1866 / Camp Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsMedals: Punjaub Campaign with clasp: Persia Campaign
Intended Residence at
General Post Office Manchester England
Pension Districts1866 2nd Manchester
1867 Tilbury
1867- Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/5½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
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 BirthKilmacow Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
FITZPATRICK Michael (Marriage Certificate)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Anne Mary Rosa [O’Neill] b 1844
Date/Place of MarriageMarried at the Fort Chapel Bombay on 5th September 1859
Children by 1st WifeJohn Born 21 December 1860 Belgaum Bombay India
Bp 1 January 1861
M JARVIS Ellen 1879 Fremantle WA daughter of EPG Joseph Jarvis
D 25th September 1929 Welshpool WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Elizabeth b 27 January 1865
Bp 7 May 1865 St Joseph’s Netley Hampshire
M 1st HALL Henry 1879 Fremantle
M 2nd BROOKES Joseph Thomas 1906 Wellington New Zealand
Mary b 2 November 1867 Fremantle WA
Bp 17th November 1867 Fremantle WA
M BESWICK George 1894 Fremantle WA son of EPG Frederick Beswick
Teresa b 13 October 1869
Bp 17th October 1869 Perth WA
M WOOLLAMS Arthur 8th July 1894 Fremantle WA Certificate application
D age 29 1899 Fremantle WA
Joseph B 1871 Perth WA
M GOODBODY Catherine 1888 Fremantle WA
Daughter of EPG Matthew Goodbody Merchantman 1864
D 30th June 1950 Guildford WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Margaret b 8th April 1873
Bp 3rd May 1873 Fremantle
D 11 February 1874 age 10 months buried Fremantle Skinner street Cemetery
Clara b 20th March 1874
Bp 21st March 1874 Fremantle WA
D 21st March 1874 age 1 day bur Fremantle Skinner Street cemetery
Bridget B 20th March 1874
Bp 21st March 1874 Fremantle WA
Bur 21st March 1874 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Francis b 2nd March 1875
Bp 2nd March 1875 Fremantle WA
M CANAVAN May Fremantle 1894
D 14th February 1938 East Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery WA
Helen B 2nd May 1877
Bp 3 May 1877 Fremantle WA
D age 11 days 1877 Fremantle WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FARMER nee CANNY (KENNY or COODY) Eliza or Elizabeth
B Kilkenny Ireland (tentative)
She married EPG Peter Farmer
Date/Place of Marriage8th August 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeMaud B 1879 Fremantle Western Australia
M BARRAN George 1895 Fremantle Western Australia daughter of EPG Cornelius Barron
D  26th August 1966 Fremantle Western Australia, buried Fremantle Cemetery
Father of 2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Cockburn Sound Lake Munster – Lot 2
20 acres
Assigned 7th May 1877 Title application 29 December 1882 Title 5/169
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Saturday 31 August 1912 page 12 Obituary Michael Fitzpatrick
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th August 1912 Fremantle WA
Bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
May 1877 Fremantle WA (Eclampsia)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1918 Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Michael Fitzpatrick 1707 Private 103rd (Royal Bombay Fusiliers) location Poona East Indies (1861)
Discharge at own request having served 21 years
He was also in receipt of a silver medal for Good Conduct and a gratuity of £5
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Norwood considered he was the “most troublesome character throughout the voyage”.
In 1881 Michael was recommended to be appointed gate keeper on the railway (cons 31 SROWA
1881 he was advised that he would get title to his land at koojee (sic) when he had cleared and fenced it
In 1880 Michael was living at No 2 Barracks Fremantle with his wife and 6 children.
In 1881 his name was on the reserve list for the Enrolled Guard
Appointed 2nd April 1881 to Enrolled Guard dismissed 6th March 1882.
21st January 1884 Elizabeth Fitzpatrick requested a permit to visit Rottnest for 2 days to visit her husband who was doing duty as a guard. SROWA Cons 527 1884/0423
12th March 1884 Michael tendered his resignation from the Guard at Rottnest. SROWA Cons 4 February 1884 Dr Barnett wrote complaining he treated a small boy the son of Michael Fitzpatrick, pensioner Rottnest, for a dislocated shoulder the result of the violence of his step mother. Fitzpatrick refused to pay the £2 for the treatment stating that he was entitled to free medical care for his wife and children. Dr Barnette stated free medical care was only available with a certificate or for paupers. SROWA Cons 430 1884/0171Michael Fitzpatrick’s family believe he was the last person to be buried in the old Skinner Street cemetery
His photo was given by members of his family to the Enrolled Pensioner Guard Special Interest Group part of Western Australian Genealogical Society. Conservation work carried out on photo and now stands in Unit 4 of the Societies premises.