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TOBIN – John 6th 40th and 29th Regiment

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6th Regiment
40th Somersetshire Regiment
29th Regiment Worcestershire Crest
Sutlej Medal 1845-1846 with Ferozeshah and Sobraon clasps
NameTOBIN – John
Regiment (s)6th 40th and 29th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 751 – 6th Regiment
1011 – 40th Regiment
2175 – 29th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th April 1827 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland (6th Regiment)
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Grey / Sandy / Physical disability caused by severe gunshot wound of left leg
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 20 years 3 months
Length of Service22 years 66 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 28th August 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals29th regiment awarded the Sutlej Medal 1845-1846 with Ferozeshah and Sobraon clasps
Intended Residence at
Queen’s Street Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1849 1st Dublin
1853 Western Australia
1858 South Australia
1860 Transfer to Victoria but pension not paid in Victoria
1860 1st Dublin
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism18th April 1807 St Michan’s Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
TULLY Catherine
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KELLY Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage3rd June 1850 St Michan’s Dublin City Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B c1851
Bp 5th September 1851 St. Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin Ireland
Child mentioned in departure from Western Australia 17th March 1858
Henry B 1854 Western Australia
bap Fremantle RC Western Australia
D Not yet known
Catherine B 1st February 1858 Western Australia
bap 24th February Fremantle RC Western Australia
D Not yet known
Bridget B 17th January 1862 Dublin Ireland
D 23rd January 1863 South city Asylum Dublin Ireland
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
15th September 1853 appointed Convict Establishment without sanction of Commanding Officer. Resigned 15th January 1858 to leave colony
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 3rd April 1858 page 15
South Australian advertiser Thursday 17th November 1859 page 2
Departure from Western
17th March 1858 departed with wife and three children for Adelaide per Champion
16th November 1859 wife and children per Rialto to Melbourne from Adelaide
29th December 1859 John Tobin, Mrs Tobin John age 2 and infant per Champion of the Seas to Liverpool England from Melbourne
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th June 1862 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Tobin 751 Private 6th Foot location Bombay
Discharge due to debility, suffered a severe gunshot wound to the left leg at Ferozeshah which caused considerable … to the power of the muscle of that limb.
7th January 1853 Prior to sailing the Surgeon Superintendent wrote to the Secretary at War reporting the misconduct of Mrs Tobin wife of one of the guard. The Staff Officer Plymouth was instructed that he was to make further inquiries into all the circumstances and those in her defence before making a decision. If the husband and the family were to land it would involve him in considerable expense. If the wife was landed she would be advanced whatever necessary for paying her passage back to Dublin which would be deducted from her husband’s passage money at the end of the voyage.
It must have been resolved as the whole family came to WA but returned to the UK as soon as they were able.
John Tobin was charged £6/8/9 for passage money when he left WA.
After John’s death Catherine and her children John age 11, Henry age 9. Kate age 5 and Bridget age 10 months entered the South City Asylum (Workhouse) on 24th November 1862 leaving on 6th February 1863. Bridget died 23rd January 1863.