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Royal Artillery Badge
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 295
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th April 1826 / 18 years / Omagh Tyrone Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNova Scotia – 11 years 3 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service22 years 102 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 11th July 1848 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 1st Belfast
1853 – 1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem Increased to 1/3 for 16 years 5 months service in Enrolled Force WA 28th October 1873
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth1808 St Peters Roscommon Tyrone 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
B c1819 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B 1852 Ireland (reported as 9 months old on Dudbrook)
Isabella B 1855 Fremantle to James Daly and Sarah Cork
M KIeRK Robert 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1 July 1914 Perth 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
Not yet known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesHerald (Fremantle, WA : 1867 – 1886), Saturday 8 October 1870, page 5 – Supreme Court Case

The West Australian Fri 10 Jul 1914 Death of KIERK Isabella “old colonist” aged 59 i.e. b C 1855

Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd October 1876 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationGood Conduct & Long Service Medals
Discharged due to chronic rheumatismSurgeon Superintendent’s Report from the Dudbrook contains information regarding the health and treatment of Mary Daly (Pensioner’s wife) and daughter ElizabethFrom Surgeon Superintendent’s Report – “Mary Daly was placed on the sick list for ’debilitritis et anorexia’. When embarked was suffering under general depressed power and emaciation, which added by the seasickness in the channel lead me represent her condition as unfit for the voyage, her young infant (Elizabeth) was also suffering from the defective state of the maternal condition, both required constant care. This woman’s disembarkation was refused by the ‘War Office’ letter, which stated that unless I could state the result of her remaining on board would be fatal to her, the removal would not be authorised. This appeared to be production of some pecuniary irregularities in that office. The health of the woman and child continued to diminish until the complete recovery from seasickness which was not until the ship entered the tropics, after this period they improved and kept in health during the remainder of the passage”.Story from the Herald Newspaper (Fremantle WA: 1867-1886 Saturday 8th October, 1870 Page 5(6) 

After the arrival of the Dudbrook there was an inquiry into the conduct of the Surgeon Superintendent due to complaints levelled by some of the pensioners. The complaint of James Daley of not being allowed to wear their great coats in inclement weather. In his defense the SSI stated when hung to dry they made the ship look untidy and like a clothes shop.

“On 1st August, 1870 two persons George Godbold and Thomas Coyle were charged with breaking and entering the dwelling house of Pensioner James Daly at Fremantle with felonious intent. They were observed by Isabella Daly (daughter) who reported the matter to the police subsequently they were arrested and charged. They were both found guilty by the jury and sentenced to penal servitude. Godbold 7yrs and Coyle 4 yrs.”