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CONLEY / CONELLY – Martin 71st Regiment

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71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)71st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1228
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th August 1838 / 19 years / Glasgow Lanark Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 4 years 4 months
West Indies – 3 years 2 months
Corfu – 1 year 10 months
Crimea – 1 year 4 months
Malta – 1 year 7 months
East Indies – 3 years 3 months
Length of Service22 years 27 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th July 1861 / Stirling Castle Scotland
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal clasps unknown
Crimea Turkish Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Glasgow
1864 Tilbury
1864-1866 Western Australia
1867 South Australia – Note, he was not paid Victoria although WO23/60 said he was WO22/252 & 253 both say SA
1871-1875 South Australia
Pension Paid9½d 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 Birthc1819 Barony Glasgow Lanark Scotland
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
CURRIE Sarra (Sarah)
B 1830 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage30th November 1863 Calton Glasgow
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Express and Telegraph Wednesday 13th February 1878 page 1 Death notice Martin
Departure from Western
1867 to Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th February 1878 Royal Adelaide Hospital Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th August 1905 Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Martin Conelly (sic) 1228 Private 71st Location St. John’s Canada
1851 Martin Conley 1228 Private 71st Location Dublin
1861 Martin Conley 1228 Private 71st Stirling Castle
Discharge: ‘Free to pension having upwards of 22 years service.’
During the voyage of the Clara, Martin was charged with fighting with Richard Fairgreive and had his grog stopped for 2 days.
Martin Conley was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 29th November 1877 age 68. He was a married man, Roman Catholic, living at Castle street. He had been born at Glasgow and had been 14 years in the Colony and had arrived in the Emily Smith. He died on 12th December 1878. This is a transcription error as he died in February.