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BYRNE – Laurence 87th Fusiliers and 12th Regiment

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NameBYRNE – Laurence
Regiment (s)87th Fusiliers and 12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1419 – 87th Fusiliers
2102 – 12th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th April 1840 / 18 years / Rathdrum Wicklow Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7.7/8 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 9 years 11 months
Cape of Good Hope – 7 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 87 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th July 1861 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsSouth African Medal for the 3rd Kaffir War 1850-1853
Intended Residence at
Arklow Wicklow Ireland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Plymouth
1862 Carlow
1864 Tilbury
1864-1897 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/5d per diem for service to Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Aughrim Rathdrum Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BYRNE Garrett
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
KALEY Cecilia
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1830 (Deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Agnes B 24 June 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
M CALLAWAY Francis 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 23rd March 1925 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas B 20th June 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1877 Western Australia
Michael B 25 July 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M LAMBLEY Teresa 1894 Perth Western Australia
D 1911 Jarrahdale Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known – surname Chinchilla often found in Columbia South America
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Cockburn Sound Willagee Swamp Lot 174
20 acres
Assigned 15th November 1876
Title Application 10th January 1885
Title 5/371
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 3rd March 1897 – page 4
The West Australian Tuesday 5th May 1908 page 2 Obituary Margaret
The West Australian Thursday 16th February 1911 page 9 Funeral of Michael
The Daily News Wednesday 1st April 1925 page 3 Obituary Mary Callaway
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd February 1897 Barracks St George’s Terrace Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd May 1908 Perth Hospital Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateLetters of Administration SROWA Cons 3458/1909/013
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Laurence Byrne 1419 87th foot Depot Location Carlisle and Tynemouth
1861 Lawce (sic) Byrne 2102 private 12th Foot location Plymouth
Discharge: At own request to pension
In the 1861 Census Laurence Byrne is an unmarried man age 40 working as an orderly at the Military Hospital Devon. He is still a private in the army.
Pension increased in 1878 to 1/5d per diem then reduced to original rate when taken back into Enrolled Force six months later.
5th June 1883 joined as member of Enrolled Pensioner Guard his name had originally been put forward in 1880 as a potential candidate for the Guard but he was said to be unfit at the time.
Laurence Byrne was one of the Enrolled guard chosen to do sentry duty at the Exhibition building Perth in 1881. He was also a guard at the Magazine in 1882. In 1881 he was shown as living at Fremantle Barracks with his wife and 3 children
Mary Callaway was said to be ‘late of the Barracks’ at the time of her death in 1925.