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Pensioner Barracks Fremantle by Jeanette Lee – EPG Gazette 2017 No 3

82nd Regiment of Foot Prince of Wales
91st Regiment Argyllshire
59TH Regiment
South Africa Medal
Land Grant
Regiment (s)82nd, 59th, 91st Regiment and Cape Mounted Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 1718 91st Regiment – 2046 (Cape Mounted Rifles)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th February 1842 / 19 years / Gort Galway Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationThe Cape of Good Hope – 18 years 8 months
Length of Service19 years 302 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th December 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa (Kaffir War) Medal (1846-47, 1850-53)
Intended Residence at
1 Thebit St Manchester Lancashire England
Pension Districts1861 2nd Manchester
Pension Paid11d per diem
1887 increased to 1/5d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Killarten Gort Galway Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
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 WifeRUBERY unknown Male b 8 September 1866 at sea on Corona
Mary Ellen (Nellie) B 12th June 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M DOBBIE Horace Leason 19th March 1900 Fremantle WA
D 9th August 1939 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Teresa B 17th June 1870 Fremantle WA (Mother Maria)
D Not yet known
Peter B 1871
M HAGAN Mary Ellen 1892 Perth Western Australia
D 11th September 1948 Gosnells Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Michael B 2nd October 1873 Perth WA
John Martin B 1875
D 13th December 1948 Bassendean WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Catherine B 14th May 1878 Fremantle WA(mother Mary Caufield)
M 1st KIELY John Edward 1895 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd MOORE William Thomas 1903 Fremantle
D Not yet known
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
10th November 1884 granted Fremantle Town Lot P97
1.0  acre
Occupation after
Michael Rubery employed as a temporary assistant warder Perth Gaol 12th February 1868
1881 seeks employment with recommendation from Governor: employed by Fremantle Town Council for many years
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 25th December 1901 page 6 Funeral Notice
Western Mail Saturday 4th January 1902 page 36 Obituary Michael Rubery
The West Australian Tuesday 20th March 1900 page 4 Marriage Mary Ellen
The West Australian Thursday 17th August 1939 page 15 Obituary Mary Ellen
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th December 1901 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1886 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1851 Michael Ruberry (sic) Private 2046 (CMR) 91st 1718 Location Cape of good Hope
1861 Michael Ruberry (sic) Private 2046 (CMR) 59th Foot Capetown
2nd entry
1861 Michael ruberry (sic) Trooper 20046 (CMR) Canterbury Cavalry Depot Canterbury
Discharge due to a rupture
6th May 1882 occupied quarters in No.2 Barracks Fremantle with wife and 5 children
1885 resided in Perth: 1897 resided in Fremantle
25th June 1897 entertained at banquet for Enrolled Force survivors in St George’s Hall
1891 Pensioner Rubery and four children occupied two rooms In the Fremantle Barracks. Peter Rubery aged twenty-one and Michael aged eighteen are employed, John is aged sixteen, and the fourteen year old Catherine is also employed
1899 Michael is living in 4 rooms at the Fremantle Barracks with daughter Mary E aged 31, Peter aged 29. Michael aged 27 and John aged 25.
February 1900 attended fete at Fremantle Oval