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CURLEY / CURLY / CUSLEY – Michael 45th Regiment RCR 69th Regiment and 60th Rifles 1st Battalion

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45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters
69th Regiment
60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Died Perth Colonial Hospital


Regiment (s)45th Regiment Royal Canadian Rifles 69th Regiment and 60th Rifles 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 64th Regt 3060/RCR 1224/ 69th Regt 1639/60th Regt 1952
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th July 1853 / 17 years 10 months / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5.5/8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 1 month
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years 3 months
Mauritius – 6 months
East Indies – 4 years 3 months
Canada – 8 years 6 months
Length of Service18 years 228 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th April 1872 / Chichester England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with 3 clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Balinsle? Ireland
Pension Districts1872 Athlone
1874-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid10½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1835 Moone Dublin 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
GLYNN Bridget
c1845 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMichael B Not yet known
Margaret B Not yet known
Mary Ann B c1865
M OSBORN Sydney 1883
D 15th May 1906 Subiaco Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Edward B c1867 Not yet known
D 1874 Western Australia
Bur 8th May 1874 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Bridget B 1st November 1873 on board the Naval Brigade
M WRIGTSON John George 1897 Fremantle WA
D 17th April 1956 Fremantle WA
Edward B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
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
11th November 1881 assigned Perth Lot V143
0.3.9 acres
28th July 1882 Title application
21st September 1883 title issued Title 6/3
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Thursday 17th May 1906 page 4 Funeral of Mary Ann Osborn
The West Australian Wednesday 14th September 1927 page 1 Death of Bridget Curley
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th August 1886 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
10th September 1927 Leederville WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458 1886/117
As Michael Curley died intestate his widow Bridget applied for Letters of Administration 4th October 1886
Further Information24th July 1855 Severely wounded in the trenches before Sebastapol Crimea
British Army Worldwide Index
1861 Michael Curley 3060 Private 1st Btn 4th Foot location Kurachee & Aden
1871 Michael Curley 1952 Private 1st Bn 60th Regt location Quebec
Discharge due to disbandment of corps
1871 Census Canada Quebec St Louis Division page 24
Michael Curley Married age 38 born Ireland Catholic Irish Soldier 

November 1880 Michael Curley was on the Nominal list for the Enrolled Guard at the time he was living at the Mt. Eliza Barracks with three children-1 boy and 2 girls (wives were not included)
He bought furniture to the value of £2/6/5 at the sale of excess barracks furniture.