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TOOHILL / TOOTILL – James 69th and 63rd Regiment

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69th Regiment
63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
Land Grant
Regiment (s)69th and 63rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3300 / 677
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th November 1847 / 17 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years 11 months
East Indies – 2 years 6 months
British North America – 1 year
Malta – 3 months (in 1851 census but not WO97)
Length of Service21 years 197 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th May 1870 / Kinsale Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Post Office Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1870 Limerick
1873 Greenwich
1874-1913 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1830 Cappa Rathkeale Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
CULHAM Mary (WA Bi-Centennial Dictionary)
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WARNICK Margaret
c 1839
Date/Place of Marriage26th September 1862 Belfast Antrim Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Assigned Lot X22 Bootenal near Greenough of 19 acres 3 roods 2 perches
24th February 1882 Title Application
16th August 1884 Deed of grant Issued Title 5/212
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald (Fremantle WA) Saturday 25th April 1874 page 3 James Toohill v HM Downing
Daily Advertiser (Geraldton WA) Tuesday 11th April 1893 page 2 Death of Mrs Toohill
Geraldton Advertiser Wednesday 21st June 1893 page 2 James Toohill injury by a fall from a dray
Western Mail Saturday 25th May 1895 page 14 James Toohill gave evidence in libel case
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd January 1913 Claremont Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
10th April 1893 Geraldton Western Australia
Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Toohill 3300 Private 69th foot location Malta
1861 James Toohill 3360(sic) Private 69th Foot location Fermoy
Claimed discharge after the termination of his second period of engagement
18th April 1874 James Toohill successfully took H.M. Downing the Captain of the Naval Brigade to court for the payment of wages, two shilling per day for 111 days due to him for work undertaken on the voyage to Australia. He was awarded half of what he claimed.
In 1883 James suffered an injury when he fell from a cart. In 1895 he gave evidence in the libel case brought by the resident medical officer against the Victorian Express newspaper regarding his treatment