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NUGENT – William HEIC Bengal Artillery

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Fremantle Cemetery – William and Joanna Nugent  and grandson. All 3 were originally buried at Skinner St, Cemetery, the headstone moved later. William Nugent’s son John and wife Ann were buried with them but the marker does not record them.
HEIC – Painting of
Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameNUGENT – William
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No: 43
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
c24th May 1839 /20 years / Waterford Ireland
Farrier or Clerk
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / Gunshot wound to right angle
Overseas Service/Duration17th September 1839 to India per Mermaid
1847 From India per Alfred
Length of Service10 years 4 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 25th May 1847 / India
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1849 Clonmel
1851-1872 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
Date/Place of Baptism21st November 1814 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
FAHEY Margaret
Not yet known
SiblingsMary bap 24th July 1816 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
Margaret bap 29th December 1818 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
Catherine bap 30th June 1821 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
Honor bap 3rd April 1824 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
Michael bap 10th December 1826 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
Edmund bap 22nd July 1829 Newcastle Waterford Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
19th May 1816 Dungarvan Waterford Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage3rd November 1834 Dungarvan Waterford Ieland
Children by 1st WifeJohn bap c 11th March 1849 Dungarvan Waterford Ireland
M GOODBODY Ann 11th November 1879 Perth Western Australia Daughter of Matthew Goodbody 43rd & 29th Regts Merchantman 1864
D 10th July 1922 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Joanna B 24th August 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 2nd September 1855
bur 6th January 1856 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
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth 3rd March 1852 page 2 drunk
Inquirer Perth 16th June 1852 page 3 drunk
Daily News Perth 17th January 1895 page 3 Funeral notice Joanna
West Australian Perth 18th January 1895 page 4 Funeral notice Joanna
Daily News Perth 10th July 1922 page 8 Funeral notice John
West Australian Perth 11th July 1922 page 1 death notice John
Daily News Perth 14th July 1922 page 6 Obituary John
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th November 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
17th January 1895 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAJCP Reel 754 piece 95 page 10
Sergeant William Nugent (EIC) was charged with insubordination since restored 1st July 1855 and he has worked industriously at his trade of blacksmithing and has not been brought to notice for any offense.
(There are sundry charges against him for drunkenness in the police Files)