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84th Regiment York and Lancaster
Perth Barracks


NameBYRNE / BURN – Martin
Regiment (s)84th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 693
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st April 1831 / 22 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 98 days
East Indies – 9 years 145 days
Length of Service21 years 128 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th August 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Maryborough Queens Ireland
Pension Districts1852 Maryborough
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Kilmancey Newtownbarry Wexford 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
UNKNOWN Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeEliza B 7th October 1842
Bp 3rd November 1842 Moulmein India
M SIMMONS William 1860 Fremantle WA
D 2nd August 1936 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
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
Perth Lot Y112 Between Roe and Hardinge Streets Perth
3 roods
Title Application 19 September 1877 Title deed 3/154
Occupation after
Carter in Commissariat Department Fremantle (East Perth Cemetery website)
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 14th April 1880 page 1 Obituary Martin Burns
Inquirer and Commercial News 8 February 1882 page 5 Transfer of Land Act re Martin Byrne
West Australian Monday 3rd August 1936 page 1 Death of Eliza Simmons
Mt. Barker and Denmark record Thursday 6th August 1936 page 6 Obituary Eliza Simmons
Fremantle Advocate Thursday 6 August 19936 page 2 Obituary Eliza
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th April 1880 Mt Eliza Depot Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th June 1884 Perth WA
Bur East Perth Cemetery
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1882 635 – Will dated 20th January 1888 Martin Byrne bequeathed all his freehold and personal property to his wife Margaret.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Martin Byrne 693 Private 84th Foot Location Dublin
1851 As above Location Trichinopoly India
Discharge due to declining health
Martin Byrne and Margaret Sheridan were witnesses to the marriage of fellow guard John Dunn at Maryborough on 30th September 1852.
Daughter Eliza age 11 was one of the children on the Sea Park who was treated successfully for rubella.
Martin Byrne was one of the Pensioners who had a 2 roomed brick cottage with shingle roof erected at a cost of £47 on a portion referred to as ‘at the back of Perth’ after the grant of £15 Martin paid the balance at the rate of 1/- per day and an additional 10/- per month until paid in full
Wife applied for outdoor relief 9th May 1883. The obituary for Martin said Margaret was blind.