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ROONEY – John 29th 47th and 81st Regiment

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29th Regiment Worcestershire Crest
47th Regiment Badge
81st Regiment Colours
Headstone Transcription John Rooney d 1876
NameROONEY – John
Regiment (s)29th 47th and 81st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 448 29th Regt – 1058 – 81st Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th December 1826 / 18 years / Glasgow Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Brown / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 10 months
West Indies – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service15 years 246 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th October 1842 / Fort Pitt
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland (Admission Book WO23/14)
Athy Kildare (WO97)
Pension Districts1842 2nd Dublin
1846 Ballymena
1853-1855 Western Australia
1855-1863 Van Dieman’s Land
1863-1876 New Zealand
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known (R.C.)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston Tasmania) Wednesday 4th March 1863 page 4 Passenger list Alma for Invercargill
Departure from Western
Circa 1855
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th May 1876 Invercargill New Zealand
Buried Invercargill Eastern Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 John Rooney 1058 Private 81st Regt location Trinidad
Discharge due to chronic catarrh and defective vision
John Rooney gave evidence at the inquiry into the behaviour of Charles Tranailles aboard the Dudbrook
John Mooney departed Tasmania for Invercargill NZ per the schooner Alma March 1863