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MITCHELL / MICHEL – Matthew 65th Regiment

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65th Regiment Yorkshire North Riding
Regiment (s)65th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 93
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th April 1821 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 ¾ in
Sallow / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 8 years
America – 3 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 73 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th June 1842 / Fort Pitt Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1842 2nd Dublin
1850-1852 Western Australia
1852 Melbourne
1852 – 1873 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1803 Castle Ellis Wexford 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 MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Departure from Western
c1852 by unknown ship
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th July 1873 Symthesdale Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Mathew Mitchell 93 Private 65th Foot location Isle aux Noix Canada
Discharge due to attacks of fever while in the West Indies 1831-2 Catarrh and ophthalmia when in America have weakened his health
Wife would not accompany him to Western Australia (WO23/42 1845-1854)
She may have relented at the last minute as she is represented in the Surgeon’s sick list:
19th October 1850 Mrs Mitchell age 38 received medical treatment aboard the Hashemy ‘Febris’
Mathew Mitchell left Western Australia after being paid until 30th September 1852 with the intention of going to New Zealand however he seems to have decided to stay in Victoria as his pension was paid there from the last quarter of 1852 to his death.