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69th Regiment
84th Regiment York and Lancaster
Indian Mutiny Medal with Relief of Lucknow and Lucknow clasps
NameFLOOD – William
Regiment (s)69th and 84th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1790 / 2116
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th October 1841 / 18 years  / Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Fresh / Grey / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 17 years 83 days
Length of Service21 years 162 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th March 1862 / Aldershot England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 Clasp Relief of Lucknow
Intended Residence at
Halifax Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1862 Halifax
1862 2nd Manchester
1862 Birr
1865 Tilbury
1865-1872 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Cooldarra Roscrea Kings 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
McKAY  Amelia Emma
daughter of McKAY John 26th Regiment arrived “Phoebe Dunbar” 1853
c1848 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage10th December 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeAnnie Amelia B 1868 Western Australia
M YATES Henry 1888 Fremantle Western Australia
D 18th November 1895 Western Australia
Margaret Alice B 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M CRAIG William James 1895 North Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th October 1950 Perth Western Australia
bur ashes scattered Rose Garden Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William John B 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1871 Western Australia
Father / Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McKAY John 26th Regiment
RAILLIE Margaret
2nd Marriage of WifeTHOMAS John
Marriage not found between 1872-1878 see Funeral notice Amelia Yates J
Children by 2nd WifeAmelia Jane THOMAS born 1875 (deduced)
M SALMON Albert Thomas 1903 North Fremantle WA
D 6th March 1954, age 79, Mosman NSW
Robert John THOMAS
M MACINTOSH Eliza Emily 1899 North Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th June 1945 Geraldton Western Australia
Bur Atakarra Cemetery Geraldton
Douglas William THOMAS born 1878 Fremantle WA
M HEARN Mabel Dorothy North 1908 North Fremantle Western Australia
D 27th June1922 Subiaco Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Ellen Gordon THOMAS born 1880 Fremantle WA
M CHARLTON Alfred Osborne 1906 North Fremantle Western Australia
D 7th April 1949
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Unnamed born 1882
Died after a few minutes North Fremantle Western Australia
George Gordon THOMAS born 1883 Fremantle WA
D 29th February 1956 Geraldton Western Australia
Memorial Karrakatta Cemetery
Alfred James born 1886 Fremantle
D 1886 age 1 month Fremantle Western Australia
William Alfred THOMAS born 1887 Fremantle
M ELYARD Joan Emily Annette 1916 Perth Western Australia
D 14th August 1947 Subiaco Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Ruth Gordon THOMAS born 1889 North Fremantle WA
M REYNOLDS David Thomas 1929 Claremont Western Australia
D 9th June 1954 Claremont Western Australia
Memorial Karrakatta Cemetery
Florence May born 1891 North Fremantle Western Australia
D possibly 1883 age 1 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
From his wife Amelia’s will it looks as if P27 at North Fremantle was either a grant to William Flood or was bought by Amelia or John Thomas although it was in Amelia’s name in 1897. It was originally granted to Henry Duncan.
Occupation after
Appointed assistant warder 7 February 1868
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 9 March 1872 page 2 Inquiry into the death of William Flood
Western Mail Friday 17 December 1897 page 37 Death of Amelia Thomas
The Daily News Monday 25 November 1895 page 2 Death of Amelia Yates
The West Australian Tuesday 19 November 1895 page 4 Funeral Notice Amelia Yates
Geraldton Guardian and Express Wednesday 20th June 1945 page 1 Obituary John Robert
The West Australian Friday 15th August 1947 page 1 Death notices William Alfred
The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 8th March 1954 page 16 Death notice Amelia Salmon
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st March 1872 North Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Amelia Thomas formerly Flood age 49 died 9 December 1897
Bur Skinner Street Cemetery
Will or ProbateWill of Amelia Thomas formerly Amelia Flood SROWA Cons 3403/1899/033
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1851 William Flood 2116/ 69th foot 1790/84th foot stationed at Trinchonopoly India
1861 William Flood 84th Regt 2116 stationed at Manchester and Aldershot
Discharge: At own request having completed 21 years service
In the 1861 Census RG 09/2923/80/16 William Flood a single man age 38, is with his regiment at the Salford Barracks Regent Road Salford Lancashire England. His place of birth is given as Charleville Kings Ireland.
William Flood died from a self- inflicted gunshot wound during a fit of insanity.
Amelia Thomas made her will on 7 April 1897 whereby she bequeathed a portion of North Fremantle Town Lot 27 on the corner of John Street (Pensioner Road) and Fremantle Road North Fremantle to her daughter Margaret Alice Craig, the remainder was for her husband John Thomas for his use during his life time after which it was either to be sold as is or divided into small building blocks and sold, the proceeds to be divided evenly between her seven children Amelia Jane, Robert John, William Douglas, Ellen Gordon, George Gordon, William Alfred, and Ruth Gordon. The land was valued at one thousand pound and her furniture at fifty pounds. Her brother John McKay and the Reverend William Henry Peters were named as the executors.