FORSYTHE / Ambrose 81st Regiment

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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
Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
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
Discharge
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
Father
Date/Place of Birth
FORSYTHE James
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
Date/Place of Marriage9th August 1848 Oldcastle Meath Ireland
Children by 1st WifeRobert Arthur B c1850 possibly Tilbury England
M ELVERD Hannah or Annie Matilda nee BUTCHER 1903 Kojonup or Kattanning 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
WILLIS Robert
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Mary
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Kojonup Lot P5
10 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Perth 27th December 1902
Western Mail Perth 18th February 1914
Southern Districts Advocate Katanning 18th February 1914
Great Southern Herald Katanning 16th October 1826
Great Southern Herald Katanning 13th October 1828
Albany Advertiser 16th October 1828
Great Southern Herald Katanning Saturday 16th July 1932
Great Southern Herald
Katanning 24th June 1933
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1874 Kojonup Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
18th December 1902 Kojonup Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPurchased lot P55 Kojonup of 3.3.2 acres for £3.16.3
Purchased lot 33 Kojonup of 40 acres for £20.0.0