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BUCKLEY Timothy and wife Emily
61st South Gloucestershire Regiment
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi Clasp
Punjabi medal e.g. Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasps
NameBUCKLEY – Timothy
Regiment (s)61st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1223
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th September 1839 / 18 years 1 month / Cork Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / Pock pitted
Overseas Service/DurationEast India – 13 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 21 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th November 1860 / Not Stated
Campaign MedalsPunjabi Medal with two clasps
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi clasp
Intended Residence at
Swansea Wales
Pension Districts1860 Bristol
1861 Cavan
1864 Tilbury
1864-1865 Western Australia
1865 New South Wales
1865-1902 New Zealand
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Mallow Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Unknown Emily
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1843 Siston Gloucestershire
Date/Place of Marriage27th September 1863 Bristol Gloucestershire England
Children by 1st WifeWilliam Henry B 5th November 1862
bap 7th December 1862 St. Anne Syston Gloucestershire England
D 1921 New Zealand
Mary Ellen B 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Timothy B 1867 Thames New Zealand
D 1845 age 78 New Zealand
George B 4th March 1868 New Zealand
D 1914 Bur Waikato Cemetery 7th May 1914
James B 20th August 1869 Thames New Zealand
D 5th July 1881 Thames NZ
Timothy b 19th March 1871 Thames NZ
Roland B 6 th October 1873 Thames NZ
D 1940 New Zealand
Emily B 1874 Thames New Zealand
M WOODHAMS Henry 1891 New Zealand
D 1946 age 72 New Zealand
Isaac B 1st November 1877 Thames New Zealand
D 1877 22nd December Thames New Zealand
Bur Waikato Cemetery
Margaret B 1st November 1877 Thames New Zealand
Joseph Patrick B 1879 Thames New Zealand
D 1953 age 74 New Zealand
Sarah Ann B 5th November 1880 New Zealand
D 1883 Thames New Zealand
Elizabeth B 18th March 1882 Thames New Zealand
D 1887 Thames New Zealand
Catherine B 1882 Thames New Zealand
D 1st February 1883 Thames New Zealand
Catherine B 3rd January 1883 Thames New Zealand
D 22nd June 1884 Thames New Zealand
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
c1813 Siston Gloucestershire England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
c1813 Siston Gloucestershire England
26th April 1840 Siston Gloucestershire England
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
New Zealand Electoral rolls record him as being a shoemaker
Newspaper ArticlesThames Star (NZ) 31 October 1922 death and funeral notice Emily Buckley
Departure from Western
1865 to New South Wales and New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th March 1902 New Zealand
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th October 1922 Greenlane Road Auckland New Zealand
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 Timothy Buckley 1223 Private 61st regiment location Woolwich and Bolton
1851 Patrick (sic) Buckly (sic) 1223 61st regiment location Peshawar
Discharge: At own request with pension. Slight wound in the hip by a musket ball at the repulse of the … from Delhi 9th July 1850 – loss of sight of right eye the consequence of an attack of opthalmia Delhi 1857
In the 1851 Census the Woodington family is living at Webbs Heath Siston, Gloucestershire
George Woodington is age 38 as is his wife Ann, son Rowland is age 9, Emily age 7, Aaron age 6, Elin age 4, Thomas and Isaac are both age 2. All are born Siston as is Mary Ann Lovell a niece who is also living with them.
In the 1861 census Emily is still living at home and working as a shoemaker, George’s wife is now Jane age 50 and another son Henry is aged 9.
During the voyage of the Clara T.Buckley was one of the six guards reported for gross negligence of duty in taking his ammunition from a pouch and concealing it in the barracks, Grog stopped for 3 days and the matter to be referred to the Commandant at Fremantle.
Mrs Buckley was one of the four disorderly women who refused to go below when the decks were being cleaned