COMER / COOMER / CONNOR – Matthew 76th Regiment

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76th Regiment of Foot

NameComer / Coomer / Connor – Matthew
Regiment (s)76th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1033
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th January 1833 / 18 years / Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies and Bermuda – 7 years 8 months
Mediterranean – 5 years
North America – 2 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 318 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th November 1854 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Athlone
1855 Clonmel
July 1857 – October 1864 Western Australia
October 1864 – August 1867 Adelaide South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1815 Kiltoom Athlone Roscommon 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
Date/Place of Marriage14th January 1843 Cashel and Emly Diocese Tipperary Ireland
Children by 1st WifeCecilia B 1844 Devonport Devon England
M CUNNINGHAM John 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1905 Western Australia
Emily B Date not yet known UK?
D Not yet known
Dennis James B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
D not yet known
Michael B 22nd January 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M STOKES Ellen 26th April 1886 Perth Presbyterian Church
D 14th May 1921 Wongan Hills Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeFERGUSON Charles
Date/Place of Marriage1868 Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Wednesday 25th December 1863 page 2
Departure from Western
9th October 1864 per Sea Ripple to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th December 1867 Terminus Hotel North Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMatthew Comer deserted and left his wife and children in Western Australia when he went to South Australia in 1864.
Committed suicide by strychnine poisoning in 1867 in South Australia