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MONAGHAN – Bernard 3rd Regiment

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Bernard c 1879
Death Certificate
Bernard’s Gwalior Star
Cap Badge & Dagger
Attestation Paper

NameMONAGHAN – Bernard
Regiment (s)3rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 673
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th August 1826 / 20 years / Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Dark / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 18 years
Length of Service21 years 140 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd December 1847 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsBronze Punniar Star for the Gwalior Campaign
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 1st Dublin
1848 Jersey
1848 1st Portsmouth
1852 Cambridge
1853 2nd West London
1854-1858 Western Australia
1858-1882 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1806 St. Mary’s Enniscorthy Wexford Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WALLACE Elizabeth
Date/Place of Marriage1849 Cambridgeshire ?
Children by 1st WifeEllen Cecilia B 1852
M 1872 COLLINS Cornelius Victoria
D 18th September 1915 Melbourne West Victoria
Edward Robert B 1855
Bp 4 March 1855 Fremantle 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Age Saturday 1 July 1882 page 8 Death of Bernard Monaghan
Departure from Western
Bernard and his daughter Ellen aged 4 were passenger on the ship Thomas Ann Cole which sailed from Fremantle on 10 November 1858 to arrive in Melbourne 23rd November
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th June 1882 Emerald Hill South Melbourne Victoria
Melbourne General Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 673 Private Bernard Monaghan location Kurmaul, Bengal
He served in the Gwalior Campaign, in the action at Punniar 29th December 1843 for which he received the Bronze Star.
Discharge due to liver disease and varicose veins
1851 English Census shows MONAGHAN Bernard as being unmarried living 26 Waterloo Street Portsea Portsmouth Hampshire as a lodger in the home of another pensionerAn Eliza Monaghan left WA on the CW Bradley on 10th March 1857 for Adelaide, South Australia who may have been Bernard’s wife.
Karen McCormack a descendant of Bernard Monaghan has supplied a photograph “supposedly of Bernard Monaghan, Ellen (Monaghan) Collins (his daughter) with children Julia, Jack & Mary on knee – approx 1879, probably taken in South Melbourne.”
Karen writes “I was really fortunate to meet my grandmother’s cousin who was also descended from my man Bernard Monaghan. During a recent catch up he had a few treasures that I didn’t know about that he wanted to show me. I was very surprised when he had Bernard’s original army discharge documents as well as his medal, cap badge and dagger, all brought by Bernard from the UK to Western Australia and eventually to Victoria.”
Karen has kindly supplied photographs of these.