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MONAGHAN – Peter / Patrick 35th Regiment

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35th Regiment Glengarry Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Grant
Lived Albany – pictured King George Sound 1860
NameMONAGHAN – Peter / Patrick
Regiment (s)35th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 970
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th April 1835 / 14 years 3 months / Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 10 years 328 days
East Indies – 4 years 321 days
Length of Service21 years 46 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate  / 8th May 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Tullamore Kings Ireland
Pension Districts1860 Tullamore
1861 Birr
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1906 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
39th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth29th January 1821 Island of St. Christopher West Indies
Date/Place of Baptism19th October 1822 (obituary – possible baptism date)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DUNNE Mary Anne
c1843 Not yet known
Mary was a school teacher at Fremantle, North Beverley and Albany Girls School
Date/Place of Marriage1861 Tullamore Kings Ireland
Children by 1st WifeThurzza Ann B 6th April 1862 Kilbride Kings Ireland
D 11th December 1862 at sea, aged 8 months of dysentery
Elizabeth Jane B 1864 Western Australia
M MILLS William David 1885 Albany Western Australia
D 28th June 1885 Albany Western Australia
Alexander Ewart/Ernest B 15th May 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th October 1938 Kalgoorlie Western Australia
M RUXTON Nina Not yet known
Sarah Ann Elicia B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia (mother’s maiden name Chevalier)
M HUDSON Frederick R. 1909 Plantagenet Western Australia
D 7th June 1954 Perth Western Australia
bur Crematorium Rose Garden Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William Malcolm Peter B 1871 Perth Western Australia
M THOMAS Ruth Woodrow1 905 Albany Western Australia
D 24th April 1945 Perth Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Augusta Mary B 1875 Western Australia
M BREARLEY John Frederick WilliamM 1896 Albany Western Australia
D 10th September 1961 Como Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Frances Crawford B 1877 Albany Western Australia
D 21st June 1898 Albany Western Australian
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1840 Warrington Cumberland England
Date/Place of Marriage23rd April 1888 Albany Western Australia
When Peter married Mary Bird he called himself Peter Balcharras Crawford Monaghan
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
20th February 1885 title application for Albany Lot P2
3 acres Deed of Grant issued 4th January 1886
Occupation after
Appointed Assistant Warder 29/11/1866 despite being over age due to shortage of applicants.
Worked Clarence Road, Sawyers Valley, Beverley North Fremantle, requested to resign 1872-3, alleged theft.
Appointed gaoler Albany 21 June 1879 – drill Instructor and Gaoler at Albany. 
Town Clerk Albany and Band Master Albany.
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Times Friday 17th January 1879 – page 3 Application for Fee Simple
Inquirer 15th December 1886 – page 3:
Peter Monaghan has resigned his position as Drill Instructor to our local Volunteer force, which post he has held ever since its formation. It is gratifying to find the attendance, since his resignation, has not fallen off, but quite otherwise, as the night parades are now well attended, under the command of Capt. Rogers and Lieut. Moir.
The Inquirer & Commercial times 31 July 1889 page 4
A well-earned gratuity, of £100, has been granted to Mr. Monaghan upon his retirement from the position of Town Clerk.
The West Australian Wednesday 4th April 1906 – page 9 Obituary
West Australian Friday 21st October 1938 – page 1 Death notice Alexander
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd April 1906 Albany Western Australia
Albany Memorial Park Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
10th November 1883 Albany Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
29th October 1914 Albany Western Australia
Wesleyan Section Albany Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReason For discharge: Unfit for service due to Chronic Rheumatism Shoulder hips and loins
1841 British Army Index – Pte Peter Monaghan No: 970, Location Mauritius
1851 British Army Index – Drummer and Fifer Peter Monaghan No: 970, Location Enniskillen, Ireland
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated Peter and Mrs Monaghan’s conduct as Very Good. Mrs Monaghan (age 20) suffered from syncope during the voyage . They were accompanied by their daughter Thurza aged 8 months who died during the voyage
1906 Obituary – An interesting life terminated during last week ‘with the death, through old age, of Sergt.-Major Peter Monaghan, the first town clerk of Albany. The deceased was born at St. Kitts, Barbadoes, on October 19, 1822, and went with his parents to Tullamore, King’s County, Ireland, when very young. At the age of 12 he enlisted in the 35th. Royal Sussex Regiment, in which he served for 26 years. During that time he was on active service through the Indian Mutiny and at Mauritius. In the former campaign he received a medal for bravery, and was also wounded. He rose to the rank of Sergt.-Major, and in 1857 returned to Telescope, where he was pensioned off. He then joined Lord Ross’s forces, and married. After several years in this service he resigned and volunteered to go to Bermuda, to take convicts from there to Western Australia, arriving in Fremantle in the ship Second Merchantman in 1863. On arrival, Sergt.-Major Monaghan was appointed a warder and his wife was appointed head-teacher of the Government school at Fremantle. While there, he started and was the first conductor of the drum and fife band. He resided at Fremantle for 11 years. Mrs. Monaghan was then transferred to the Albany school, and the Sergt.-Major resigned his position as warder and came to Albany in 1874, in which year he was appointed clerk to the Albany Town Council. When the town was constituted a municipality he was the first town clerk and supervisor. He remained in the Council’s employment for 16 years. In 1885 the Albany – Defence Rifles were formed under Captain Hogers, and Mr. Monaghan was appointed Sergt .-Major and drill instructor, which position he held until the corps was disbanded. He started and was the first bandmaster of the first brass band in Albany, being a splendid musician. He carried on the work until 1890, when his health failed him and he was compelled to retire. During his early life he was a great athlete and cricketer, and after leaving the army at home he was appointed captain and teacher of the cricket club of Tullamore at a monthly salary. Up to the last two years he took a keen interest in military and sporting matters, but old age then impaired his faculties.
[At the time of his death Peter Monaghan was living at Norfolk Street Albany] Cemetery record.
Mary Monaghan the second (widow of Peter) wrote her will on 28th April 1910 leaving all she possessed to unrelated people with no acknowledgement of her step children. When she died 29th October 1914 her death certificate contained very little information and none at all of her 2 marriages.