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CONNELLY / CONNOLLY – James 26th Regiment

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26th Cameronian Regiment
Regiment (s)26th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1758
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th August 1840 / 18 years / Glasgow Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¾ in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 8 months
East Indies – 6 months
Gibraltar – 3 years 2 months
Canada – 1 year 6 months
Bermuda – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service15 years 197 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th April 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Possibly Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1856 York
1856 Sligo
1858 Liverpool
1858 1st Manchester
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1878 Western Australia
1878 Melbourne Australia
1879 Adelaide South Australia
1882-1896 Melbourne Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
1876 Increased to 11d per diem for service Enrolled Force
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 Birthc1822 Aberdeen Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
HOUGH Bridget
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Sarah (possibly)
B Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B Not yet known
Margaret Ann b1863 Geraldton WA
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 7th September 1878 page 2 Otway to Adelaide
The Age (Melbourne Vic) Thursday 5th September 1878 page 2
Otway to Melbourne
Departure from Western
22nd August 1878 Mr and Mrs Connelly and their 2 daughters left Champion Bay via the Rob Roy for Albany via Fremantle to connect with the sailing of the Otway from King George’s Sound for Melbourne. 27th August 1878 to Adelaide and Melbourne per Otway arrived Melbourne c3rd September
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st March 1896 Coldstream Mount Lilydale Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Unfit for service due to chronic hepatic & splenic disease & effects of Climate first noticed St George’s Bermuda 1st August 1855.
The Merchantman Surgeon Superintendent rated the conduct of both James and his wife as Very Good, they were accompanied by their daughter Elizabeth
22nd July 1868 Application to purchased Geraldton Town Lot 365 for £6.0.0