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SHAUGHNESSY / SHAUGHNESSEY – Thomas 88th and 82nd Regiment

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88th Regiment Colours
82nd Regiment of Foot Prince of Wales
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Regiment (s)88th and 82nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1693-88th Regiment 61 – 82nd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th July 1842 / 17 years 9 months / Longford Longford Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 1 year 1 month
West Indies – 3 years 4 months
North America – 1 year 1 month
Crimea – 2 years 3 months
East Indies – 5 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 31 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th November 1863 / Camp Colchester England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Post Office Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Athlone
1865 2nd Belfast
1865 Southampton
1867 Tilbury
1867-1872 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Moore Shannon  Bridge 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAt least one child name unknown
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd December 1872 Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish army Worldwide Index
1851 Thomas Shaughnessy 1693 Private 88th Foot location Halifax Nova Scotia
1861 Thomas Shaughnessy 61 Private 82nd foot location Delhi
Discharge at own request after 21 years’ service
He was in possession of 4 good conduct badges and a medal for good conduct and long service with a gratuity of £5
On 16th April 1867 the Surgeon Superintendent of the Norwood advised the Director of Transport that a child in the family of Private Shaughnessy was suffering from measles and asked if he was to disembark the family. On the 17th April he was advised the family were not to be landed and the ship detained. By the 18th as no further cases of measles had been detected the ship was ordered to sea.
A Rose Ellen Shaughnessey married James Bridges at Albany 1875 but it is unknown if this was his widow