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77th Regiment


Crimean War Medal

Turkish Crimea Medal


NameCONLON / CONLAN – Michael
Regiment (s)77 th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1051
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th July 1839 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean Turkey and Crimea – 5 years 1 month
West Indies and North America – 5 years 5 months
Australia and East Indies – 2 years 1 month
Length of Service22 years 28 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 23rd August 1859 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1859 2nd Glasgow
1861-1866 Western Australia
1866- April 1869 Otago New Zealand
June 1869 – January 1879 Sydney New South Wales
Pension Paid1/8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of BirthJuly 1819 Rathfarnham Dublin Ireland (Rookwood Sydney New South Wales burial records said he was born 17th June 1818)
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
11th February 1828 Belfast Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam  B 1844 Port Royal (Kingston) Jamaica
M CRISP Harriett 1875 Weymouth Dorset England
D 1910 Camberwell London England
Jane B 1845 Maroon Town (Falmouth) Jamaica
M CORNELL George 1869 Victoria (tentative)
D Not yet known
Michael B 1849 Montreal Canada
D Not yet known
Patrick B 1850 Carmarthan Wales
D Not yet known
Henry B Glasgow Scotland 1853
D Not yet known
Maryan B Parkhurst 1855
D Not yet known
Henry B 1858 Dum Dum India
D Not yet known
Patrick Miles B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
D aged 11 weeks
bur 2nd February 1862 St Patrick’s Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Mary B Fremantle 1862
D Not yet known
Thomas Patrick B 1864 Western Australia (Bi-Centennial Dictionary)
D Not yet known
Patrick J B 1869 Paddington New South Wales Australia
D Not yet known
John  no date of birth found and may refer to Patrick J. (Funeral Notice for Mary)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
TIERNEY Myles  (Ref: Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney New South Wales)
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 8th September 1866 – page 5
The Adelaide Express 7th September 1866 – page 2
Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 13th February 1894 – page 8
Sydney Morning Herald Monday 19th June 1899 – page 10
Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 14th August 1902 – page 10
Departure from Western
12th August 1866  per “Emily Smith” to Adelaide South Australia
6th September 1866 per “Coorong”  from Adelaide to Melbourne
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th June 1899 Sydney New South Wales
Rookwood Old Catholic Mortuary (Section GG Row 18 plot 361)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th February 1894 Newtown Sydney
Rookwood Old Catholic Mortuary (Section GG row 18 plot 361)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 Census HO 107/2473/370/4
St. Peters, Carmarthen, Wales
Michael Conlan, soldier, Married, age 33, Lance Sergeant 77th, born Ireland Rathfarnham
Mary Conlan, Soldier’s wife, married age 21, born Belfast Ireland
William Conlan, soldier’s child, 7, born 1844, Port Royal Jamaica
Jane Conlan, soldier’s child, 6, born 1845 Maroon Town Jamaica
Michael Conlan, 2 years, Soldier’s child, born 1849 Montreal, Canada
Patrick Conlan, soldier’s child, 6 months, born1850 Carmarthan, Wales

The first son William Conlan born 1844 at sea and baptised Jamaica followed in his father’s footsteps in that he was attested for the 77th regiment on 31 December 1856 age 14 years and 2 months. He served in the 77th for 18 years 182 days and was discharged on 30 April 1879. He married Harriett Crisp in 1875 at Weymouth, Dorset, England. The couple had 4 living children and 5 deceased in the 1911 Census. The family lived at 71 Victoria Road Camberwell, London from 1891 to 1911. He was discharged from the army as a musician and is described as that in the 1891 Census, although in the 1901 census he is a commissionaire. William died 1910.