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81st Regiment Colours
Lived Kojonup – pictured is Military Barracks
NameFORSYTHE – Ambrose
Regiment (s)81st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 273
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th January 1826 / 21 Years / Cavan Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 6 months
West Indies – 3 years 6 months
Canada – 4 years 1 month
Length of Service20 years 342 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th December 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Old Castle Meath Ireland
Pension Districts1848 Longford
1849 Cavan
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 20 years 1 month service in Enrolled Force
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 Birthc January 1804 Old Castle Kells Meath 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
WILLIS Margaret
13th August 1822 England
6th November 1822 Gateshead Durham England see attachment – bite her death in 1902 said she was aged 87 making her birth 1815 1815
Date/Place of Marriage9th August 1848 Oldcastle Meath Ireland
Children by 1st WifeRobert Arthur B c 1851 Bp 3rd February 1851 Chadwell St Mary Essex England
M ELVERD Hannah or Annie Matilda nee BUTCHER 1903 Kojonup or Katanning Western Australia
D 5th October 1928 Kojonup Western Australia
Margaret Celia or Catherine B 7th December 1852 Kojonup Western Australia
bap 13th February 1853 Kojonup Western Australia
D 11th October 1926 Kojonup Western Australia
bur Kojonup Cemetery Western Australia
Ambrose Walter B 1855 Kojonup Western Australia
D 17th February 1914 Kojonup Western Australia
bur Kojonup Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B c August 1859 Kojonup Western Australia
D 12th September 1860 Kojonup Western Australia
John Thomas B 1863 Western Australia
D 1st July 1932 Kojonup Western Australia
bur Kojonup Cemetery Western Australia
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
Kojonup Lot P5 10 acres
Assigned 20th November 1852
Title application 26th November 1862 Title 1933
P11 3 acres 3 roods 3 perches Title 1513A
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Perth 27th December 1902 page 36 death of Margaret Forsythe
Western Mail Perth 18th February 1914 page 35 Suicide of son Ambrose Forsythe
Southern Districts Advocate Katanning 18th February 1914 page 3 Inquest Ambrose Forsythe
Great Southern Herald Katanning 16th October 1928 page 7 death of daughter Margaret
Great Southern Herald Katanning 13th October 1928 page 3 Obituary Robert Forsythe
Albany Advertiser 16th October 1928 page 2 Obituary Robert Forsythe
Great Southern Herald Katanning Saturday 16th July 1932 page 3 Obituary John Forsythe
Great Southern Herald Katanning 24th June 1933 page 2 Obituary of Mrs Robert Forsythe
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1874 Kojonup Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th December 1902 Kojonup Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Ambrose Forsythe 283 Private 81st Foot location Trinidad
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and worn out
Purchased lot P55 Kojonup of 3.3.2 acres for £3.16.3
Purchased lot 33 Kojonup of 40 acres for £20.0.0