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59th Regiment
NameO’BRIEN – John
Regiment (s)59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 199
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th October 1824 / 19 years / Strabane Tyrone Ireland
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 1 year 253 days
Malta – 1 year 307 days
Length of Service16 years 240 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th June 1841 / Cork Barracks Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1841 Maryborough
1854 Kilkenny
1855-1856 Western Australia
1856-1885 Van Diemen’s Land
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1805 Mountmellick Queens 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
BOWE or BOOE Eliza
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage23rd November 1841 Maryborough Queens Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn bap 29th June 1844 Maryborough Queens Ireland
Eliza bap 27th January 1850 Maryborough Queens Ireland
Esther B 1848
M JENKINS John Howe 11th September 1882 Hobart Tasmania
D 15th October 1931 Sandy Bay Tasmania
Bur Cornelian Bay Cemetery Tasmania
Mary B 1849 (deduced) Not yet known
M NICHOL Joseph 2nd May 1878 St Mary Hobart Tasmania
D 9th July 1924 Dover Tasmania
Bur Cornelian Bay Cemetery Tasmania
Robert B 28th February 1858 Hobart, Tasmania
M HIBBITTS Mary Elizabeth 1885 Hobart Tasmania
D 15th June 1934 Christchurch New Zealand
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 ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 6th February 1856 – page 2
Perth Gazette Friday 17th February 1856 – page 3
The Mercury (Hobart) Monday 28th November 1904 – page 1 Marriage of granddaughter Theresa Nichol
The Mercury Friday 11th July 1924 page 1 Death of Mary Nichol
The Mercury Thursday 15th October 1931 page 1 death of Esther Jenkins
The Mercury (Hobart) Monday 18th June 1934 – page 1 Death of Robert
Departure from Western
2nd February 1856 per “Eblana” to Adelaide South Australia, John O’Brien, wife and 4 children
Daughter Mary O’BRIEN 12th October 1856 per “Francis”
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st September 1885 New Town Hobart Tasmania
bur Cornelian Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th November 1910 Bathurst H Hobart Tasmania
Bur Cornelian Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
John O’Brien, 199, Private, 59th regiment, Depot, Location Templemore, Cork & Jersey. WO12/6827
Discharge due to Chronic Rheumatism and stricture of the urethra.
AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell. John O’Brien said he forbad his wife to associate with Mrs Brown.
In the death notices for John’s children they tend to get the regiment wrong quoting 58th and 98th as well as the 59th