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BYRNE – Thomas 40th 31st and 50th Regiment

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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours
40th Somersetshire Regiment
50th Regiment Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Inkerman & Alma Clasps


Name BYRNE – Thomas
Regiment (s)40th, 31st and 50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) ? / ? / 2768
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th December 1840 / 19 years 2 months / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
Not yet known
Information missing from discharge document
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea duration unknown
He was Wounded by gunshot in Crimean War at Inkerman – Fracture of right tibia.
Length of Service14 years 201 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th July 1855 / Fermoy Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea
Intended Residence at
Preston Lancashire England
Pension Districts1855 Preston
1857 Bolton
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of BirthOctober 1821 Ferns Wexford Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BYRNE Patrick
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BARRY or NOLEN Catherine
c1818 Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of Marriagec1854 Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn Thomas B c1856 Wigan Lancashire England
D 25th May 1901 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Victoria Lot 10
20 acres – Bootenal Greenough granted to son 28th March 1889
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th May 1885 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Possibly 1908 York Western Australia
Will or ProbateLetter of Administration SROWA Cons 3458 1889/182
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Thomas Byrne 2768 Private 50th Foot location Ashton Under Lyne
1861 Census Thomas Byrne age 43, a Chelsea pensioner born Arklow Ireland is living at 31 Singleton Road Preston Lancashire England with his wife Catherine also 43, a hand loom cotton weaver born Wicklow Ireland and their son John who is aged 4 years and was born at Wigan Lancashire
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated Thomas Byrne’s conduct as very good despite having had his liquor stopped for 2 days for being late for watch, Mrs Byrne’s conduct was also rated very good.Cons 3458 letters of Administration 1889/182
Declaration by John Thomas Byrne of Greenough stating that Thomas Byrne died intestate leaving Catherine Byrne his lawful widow and relict who has duly renounced the letters of Administration of his person estate and effects and that I am the eldest son and heir at law and only natural son and lawful surviving child of the said deceased: that I will faithfully administer the personal estate and effects of the said deceased by paying first his debts and distributing the residue of his said estate and effects according to law: etc
The said deceased died at Greenough on the 7th day of May 1885 and the whole of the personal estate and effects of the said deceased does not amount to the sum of fifty pounds to the best of my knowledge information and belief.
Sworn on 29th December 1888
This is followed by the formal declaration of Catherine Byrne renouncing the administration