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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge


NameOWENS – Patrick
Regiment (s)12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 476
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22 September 1825/17 years/Manchester/Labourer
Description – Height
5 feet 4 ¾ inches
Fresh/Grey/Dark Brown
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar 5 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 70 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/28 December 1847 Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1847 Liverpool
1848 Sligo
1848 Wales E
1849 Hull
1849 Jersey
1851 Bristol
1853 Died on board
Pension Paid1/- per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853  London  England via Cork and Rio de Janiero
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 18th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1808 Killukin Roscommon 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
1811 England
Date/Place of Marriage3rd Qtr 1845/East Stonehouse Devon
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeDAVIDSON  Thomas
Date/Place of Marriage2nd January 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not applicable
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th April 1853 died on board the “Robert Small ” in Queenstown (Cobh) Harbour Cork Ireland
Cause of death Asthma
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Private Patrick Owens 476 of the 12th Regiment was at the depot Paisley and Sunderland
Discharge due to enlarged testicles and varicose veins of the right leg
1851 Census Patrick and Mary Owens are living at 10 Cheapside St. Helier Jersey Channel Islands.
Patrick is aged 42 and a Chelsea Pensioner born Ireland and Mary is age 40 born England
“Patrick Owens was reported sick on the 27th April at Queenstown Harbour by the Sergeant Major due to heart palpitations and difficulty breathing. He was put to bed in the hospital and a mustard poultice applied. Despite various relief applications he continues to have problems breathing and he was transported to the surgeon’s cabin as he seemed to get relief when on deck.” Despite the care he died on the 30th April 1853.
Mary proceeded to Western Australia after her husband’s death as on 14th September 1853 she signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small, Dr Morris.
On her marriage to Thomas Davidson her father’s name is given as HOSKEN. She may have been a widow when she married Patrick Owens as Mary Mahoney or it may be a wrong marriage.