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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
Mary B 1849 (deduced) Not yet known
M NICHOL Joseph 2nd May 1878 St Mary Hobart Tasmania
Robert B 1858 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
The Mercury (Hobart) Monday 18th June 1934 – page 1
Departure from Western
2nd February 1856 per “Eblana” to Adelaide South Australia
Daughter Mary O’BRIEN 12th October 1856 per “Francis”
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st September 1885 Hobart Tasmania
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
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.