WHELAN – Thomas 13th Regiment

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Fremantle Cemetery 2018 – vandalised

pre vandalisation

13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

Indian Mutiny Medal

NameWHELAN – Thomas
Regiment (s)13th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 2082
Date/Age/Place/Trade or Profession at Attestation9th April 1845 / 17 years 2 months / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Wounded in the head in the trenches before Sebastopol
Overseas ServiceGibraltar – 4 years
Crimea – 1 year
Gibraltar – 3 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 4 months
East Indies – 6 years
Length of Service18 years 224 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th September 1864 / Dover Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimean War Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Residence at DischargeBanagher Kings (now Offaly) Ireland
Pension Districts1864 Birr
1865 1st Liverpool
1865 2nd Liverpool
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/0d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place UK or Ireland 12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival Western AustraliaHOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Castledermott Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st wifeDONOGHUE Bridget nee MURPHY
c1841 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage14th August 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st wifeThomas Francis B 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
M NEWARK Emma Winifred 1897 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17th July 1903 Owens Anchorage Western Australia – Robb’s Jetty Explosion
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Josephine B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 25th August 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret Helen or Ellen B c1875 Western Australia
M HUME John Samuel Peter 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
D 5th September 1955 Beaconsfield Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick William B 1880 North Fremantle Western Australia
M Elsie Jane Edwards 1908 Geraldton Western Australia
D 25th September1960 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Catherine Mary Teresa B 1884 Western Australia
D c1888 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
1st Husband of wifeDONOGHUE Timothy – HEIC arrived BELGRAVIA 1866
D 10th July 1870 Western Australia
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children of 1st HusbandJohn James B 1866
M MATHIESON Sarah Jane 1887 Fremantle
D 15 January 1939 Subiaco, Western Australia
Buried Karakatta Cemetery aged 73
(Warder at Rottnest 1910)
Michael B Not yet known
D possibly 1919 East Coolgardie, Western Australia
Patrick B 14th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Timothy (twin) B 27th January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas (twin) B 27th January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary B 9th May 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D August 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western AustraliaNorth Fremantle Lot 24P
1 acre
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Tuesday 15 May 1888 page 3 death of Catherine
The West Australian 12th June 1895 – page 4
The West Australian 8th June 1895 – page 4
The Daily News Wed 29 Jul 1903 Robbs Jetty Explosion Inquest death of Thomas Whelan
The Daily News Wednesday 21 September 1921 page 3 Obituary Bridget
Departure from Western AustraliaNot Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th June 1895 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial – Wife18th September 1921 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationDischarged due to chronic bronchitis/pulmonary consumption
Burial site of majority of WHELAN and DONOHUE families buried in same grave Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Western Australia. Headstone states O’DONOGHUE. Burial record on mcb.wa.gov.au show names of DONOHUE children Patrick, Timothy and Mary buried same grave although not stated on headstone. Grave exhumed from Skinner Street Cemetery