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MARTIN – Thomas 99th Regiment

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Thomas Martin by Jean McDonald February 2010 EPG Gazette

99th Regiment Lanarkshire
Land Grant
NameMARTIN – Thomas
Regiment (s)99th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1552
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th March 1841 / 18 years / Kells Meath Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralian Colonies – 13 years
East Indies – 1 year 1 month
China – 2 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 38 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 19 December 1862/Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone known
Intended Residence at
Black Rock Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1863 2nd Dublin
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/5½d per diem for service in Enrolled Pensioners
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Oldcastle 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
Ellen Murphy
B c1834 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage7 September 1862 St Mary’s Cork City Cork
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 25 April 1865 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Jane B c1865
D 12th July 1939 age 74 Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta cemetery
Mary B 12 September 1867 Dublin, Dublin Ireland
D 11 July 1868 aged 10 months Western Australia Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WARC
John B 28 July 1869 Perth WA
Bp 1 August 1869 Fremantle WA
D 26 March 1871 Buried Skinner Street Cemetery RC Fremantle WA
Elizabeth B 5 April 1872 Fremantle WA
Bp 14 April 1872
M DUNN John 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
D 25th June 1946 West Perth Western Australia
Thomas B 28 December 1876 Perth Western Australia
Bp 4 January 1877 Perth WA
Joseph B 1877 Western Australia
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P72
2.3.4 acres
Title Application 24 February 1882 Title deed 6/9
Corner Harvest, Thompson and Bay Roads
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Wednesday 25th July 1854 page 3 Victim of assault
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th January 1856 page 3 Witness
The West Australian Thursday 13th July 1939 page 1 Death of Jane Martin
The Daily News Tuesday 25th June 1946 page 9 Death of Elizabeth Dunn/e
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th October 1886 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
23rd September 1901
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationThe 99th regiment served in Australia from 1842 to 1856 and a detachment arrived in Western Australia from Tasmania in 1849 before departing for the UK in 1856 where after 2 years garrison duty in Ireland they were stationed at Aldershot before departing for India where they took part in the 2nd Opium War, the 3rd Battle of Taku Forts and the Battle of Palikao.
During his time as a soldier of the 99th regiment Thomas Martin while stationed in Western Australia was involved in two court cases: on 21st January 1854 Samuel Hardwick and John Butcher were charges with assaulting Thomas Martin of the 99th regiment, case dismissed. 2nd January 1856 he also gave evidence in the trial of Thomas Jardine (stealing from Robert King)
The Detachment of the 99th regiment left WA for England on the Windsor on 15th February 1856.

British Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 Thomas Martin 1552, Recruit, 99th Foot, Enlisted at Kells age 18, location Dublin
1851 location Van Diemen’s Land
1861 1552 Corporal location China
Discharge: At own request having completed 21 years’ service.
15th November 1886 Jane Martin requested her mother Ellen, widow, aged 52 years be admitted to the Lunatic Asylum. The Resident Magistrate did not consider Mrs Martin a fit subject for the asylum and recommended that she be allowed rations.
William Dale on the 17th November requested information regarding Mrs Ellen Martin who was residing in the Pensioner Barracks Fremantle
On 20th November 1886 Mrs Ellen Martin being of unsound mind was sent to the asylum. Her daughter age 21 was capable of earning her own living and the son aged nine was sent to the Subiaco orphanage.