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FITZPATRICK – Thomas 59th and 12th Regiment 2nd Battalion

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59th Regiment
12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
South Africa Medal
Regiment (s)59th and 12th Regiment 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1467 / 1761
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd June 1840 / 18 years 2 months /Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 8 years 10 months
Cape of Good Hope – 7 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 172 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th May 1862 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsKaffir War Medal 1851/2/3
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts1862 Bristol
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England ( via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Anna near Belluster Cavan 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 yet known
Date/Place of Marriage15th January 1862 St. Patrick’s Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
2nd Husband of WifeDOWN William Carpenter 14th Light Dragoons (Vimeira)
Date/Place of Marriage1869 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Mary DOWN 3rd April 1886 age 48 Buried East Perth Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Fitzpatrick 1467 Private 59th Foot Depot location Templemore Cork
1861 Thomas Fitzpatrick 1761 Private 2nd Bn 12th Foot location Plymouth
In the 1861 Census of England Thomas Fitzpatrick, 38, an unmarried soldier of the 2nd 12th regt, born Ireland is living at the Horfield Barracks Bristol.
Discharge was at his own request having served 21 years.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman considered Thomas Fitzpatrick’s conduct during the voyage as Very Good and he does not appear on the either punishment or the medical lists. Mrs Fitzpatrick was also given a Very Good rating.