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DELANEY / DELANY – Edward 82nd and 97th Regiment

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82nd Regiment of Foot Prince of Wales
97th Regiment Ulster
Indian Mutiny Medal
Crimean War Medal
NameDELANEY – Edward
Regiment (s)82nd and 97th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1362/1097 / 16
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th August 1839 / 18 years / Belleynew Queens Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown /
Overseas Service/DurationJamaica – 2 years 4 months
Canada – 5 years 2 months
Crimea – 10 months
East Indies – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 34 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 2nd October 1860 / Camp Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Crimean War Medal and Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1860 Chatham
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1898 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/1d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Abbeyleix Queens Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet Unknown
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ENRIGHT Mary Ann possibly nee Farrell
Date/Place of Marriage3rd Quarter 1867 Medway Kent, England
Children by 1st WifeJoseph B Ist June 1868 Bp 5 July 1868 Fremantle Western Australia (Mother Mary Farrell)
D 1934 Bunbury Western Australia
Augustus bp 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 15th November 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Edward B 12 October 1871 bp 12 October 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
D 7th May 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Fremantle Lot P70 –between Thompson and Bay Roads
2 Acres Assigned 19 August 1881. Title application 2 September 1884, Title 6/332 issued 26 January 1885
Fremantle Lot 838 and 839
Occupation after
Temporary Assistant warder 6 October 1878- 25 December 1879
1875-1884 Dairyman
1879 Employed 2 ticket-of-leave men
Enrolled Guard from 10 October 1886-31 March 1887
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 12th January 1881 page 3 Accident to Edward
The Herald Saturday 4th June 1881 page 3 Dr Barnett v E. Delaney
West Australian Monday 14 March 1898 page 4 death
The West Australian Thursday 27th May 1909 page 1 Death of Mary
South West Times Wednesday 14th March 1934 page 2 Death of Joseph
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th March 1898  Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
26th May 1909 North Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 Edward Delaney 1362 Private 82nd Foot location Jamaica
1851 Edward Delaney 1097 Private 97th Foot location New Brunswick (Canada)
Discharge: At his own request having served 21 years.
Edward Delaney served in the Enrolled Guard from 7th October 1886 to 31st March 1887.

Wife Mary Delaney wife of Edward made an application to purchase Fremantle lot 839 on the 19th June 1869 for 6 pounds
7th January 1881 Mr John Forrest returning from Perth in his trap on the Fremantle Road near North Fremantle when he ran over Edward Delaney who was lying drunk in the roadway causing him to have 3 ribs broken and ‘his system was severely shaken up.” After reporting to the police Mr Forrest drove Delaney to his (Delaney’s) home and summonsed Dr Barnett to attend him. At the time t here were grave concerns for his recovery, however he rallied. On the 7th March his wife applied to the Colonial Secretary for his pension as he was in hospital after the accident. She was told it would depend on the how much the Colony claimed. (Hospital Charges) On the 17th May 1881 Delaney requested to have his hospital charge remitted.
Subsequently on 30th May 1881 Dr. Barnett took Edward to court for half the cost of providing Edward with medical assistance for 40 days at the request of Mr Forrest who had paid half the account.
In 1887 Mary Delaney wrote to the Colonial Secretary asking for a remittance of sentence for her son Joseph who had been imprisoned on a charge of drunkenness and resisting police as she said she had a husband who was a worn out British soldier and they need their son at home to help maintain the house. As Joseph was considered a person of ill repute the request was refused.

Present at the Diamond Jubilee banquet held at St. George’s Hall, Perth on 25 June 1897