REDMOND – Felix HEIC Bengal Artillery

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EAST INDIA COMPANY

NameREDMOND – Felix
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No: 116
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th April 1837 / 28 years / Manchester England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10 in
Pale / Grey / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service2 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 26th February 1840 / Bengal India
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1851 2nd Dublin
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851 Western Australia
1852-1854 South Australia
1854 Melbourne
1855 2nd Dublin
1859-1863 Melbourne
1863-1865 Sydney
1865 2nd Dublin
1865 2nd East London
1865 1st Dublin
1867 2nd Cork
Pension Paid6d 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 Birthc1809 Bray Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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 WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth Wednesday 22nd October 1851 – page 3
Departure from Western
Australia
1852 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th July or October 1870 Fermoy Cork Ireland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to insanity.
Surgeons Log states 13th April 1851 repeatedly bought before Surgeon by Sergeant Major for neglect of duty. It appeared his manner below deck remarkably strange at times. The surgeon on the Pyrenees considered he was insane and he spent 100 days in the ship’s hospital – on arrival at Fremantle he was transferred to Military Hospital Fremantle 15th July 1851.Struck off Pension List 30th June 1856 for non- appearance. Arrears from 1st July 1857 – 30th June 1859 paid after arrival in Melbourne Australia c1859.

On the Sydney to Melbourne passenger list for a Felix Redmond it said he was a married man and in the 1859 NSW Gazette it said there was a Lawrence Redmond at the same address so it looks that it is a possibility he was a married man although there was a pensioner named Lawrence Redmond of the 58th Foot who drew his pension at Sydney 1868-1870 and more so the relationship may have been otherwise. Sundry marriages for a Felix in Ireland not an uncommon name.