PTOLEMY – Andrew Joseph 9th 79th and 80th Regiment

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Andrew Joseph Ptolomey

Title 1883

79th Queens Own Cameron Highlanders

Sutlej Medal

Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp

9th Regiment Royal Norfolk Cap Badge

80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire

Died Perth Colonial Hospital

NamePTOLEMY – Andrew Joseph
Regiment (s)9th 80th and 79th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / – / 109
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th May 1842 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBurma and India – 17 years 8 months
Length of Service21 years 73 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th August 1863 / Royal Victoria Hospital Netley England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal with two clasps
Burmah Medal with one clasp
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1863 2nd Dublin
1865-1893 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/6d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1824 St. Catherine’s Dublin Dublin 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAgnes B Not yet known
bap 7th December 1873 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
Perth Lot 130V
0.3.3 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Perth Saturday 12th February 1887 – page 36
Daily News
Perth Monday 27th February 1889 – page 2
Western Mail Perth Saturday 4th March – page 41
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th February 1893 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1885 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationStruck off Pension on two occasions in Western Australia for stealing

Other children believed to belong to this family.  Requires further research to identify.

Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log Friday 23rd June 1865 having been reported for drinking water from the water barrel for washing purposes.  Sentenced to 14 days watch and grog stopped.