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MOLLOY / MALLOY – John 23rd Regiment

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23rd Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)23rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1316
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th March 1838 / 18 years 6 months / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 11 years 1 month
Turkey and Crimea – 1 year 1 month
East Indies – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service21 years 33 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 6th January 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Athlone Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Athlone
1862 Tilbury
1862-1878 Western Australia
1878-1880 South Australia
1880-1882 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/6½d per diem for service to Enrolled Force in Western Australia
1st April 1878 -30th September 1878 Colonial Treasure paid him 6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1819/1820 Gibraltar Andalusia Spain
Date/Place of Baptismbap 12th October 1820 Woolwich [Army Chaplain’s Records] (Tentative)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1814 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas George Anstruther B 4th October 1852 Toronto Ontario Canada
M 1) LITTLEJOHN Amelia 18th February 1873 Perth Western Australia
M 2) REANEY Mary 23rd January 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 16th February 1938 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John B 2nd Qtr 1856 Winchester Hampshire see attachment
M FALLON Margaret 2nd June 1878 St Mary’s Cathedral Perth Western Australia
Daughter of pensioner James FALLON arr CLARA 1857
D 30th June 1901 Perth Western Australia
bur 1st July 1901 Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Catherine (Kate) B July-August-September c 1858 Manchester Lancashire England
M BUTLER Edmund 1888 Baptist Church Manse North Adelaide South Australia
D 2nd December 1923 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CURTIS Thomas George
Not yet known possibly Brideswell Roscommon Ireland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
26th November 1883 wife granted Perth Lot E78 of 0.2.16 acres (after John Molloy’s death in 1882)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Comm. News 26th April 1882 death of John
WA Times 20th October 1884 death of Jane
Departure from Western
Visit made to South Australia during 1878 (pension paid in Adelaide October 1878 to 1879) Returned to Western Australia in March 1880
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st April 1882 Perth Western Australia
22nd April Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
6th October 1894 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateWill available at Western Australian SRO (Cons 3458 1884-046)
Further InformationJohn Molloy did not take easily to Army life and he was posted as a deserter of 12th April 1838 however he re-joined the regiment of 19th December 1839 sentenced to 8 weeks imprisonment and branded with a D.
10th October 1876 John Molloy was convicted of being drunk while on duty and fined one pound and imprisoned for 84 days and his pension suspended.
6th March 1877 his wife applied for the payment of half his pension during the period of imprisonment.
The British Armed forces and overseas birth Index has 3 other children called Malloy born in Canada between 1843 and 1850 of the 23rd regiment who may or may not be children of this family:
Ann J born Montreal 1850
James born Canada 1843
Margaret b Canada 1845