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FAHEY – Patrick 78th and 71st Regiment

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry Colours
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Death of Four Old Veterans
NameFAHEY – Patrick
Regiment (s)78th and 71st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / 3797
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th April 1845 / 19 years / Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 1 year 6 months
Malta – 1 year 8 months
East Indies – 4 years
Length of Service18 years 97 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th August 1863 / Royal Hospital Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal
Crimea Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Callan Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Kilkenny
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
Date/Place of Birthc1826 Callan Kilkenny 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
c 1845 ( age in Fremantle Death)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known Fremantle RC
Children by 1st WifeSarah Grace B 19th October 1867 Perth Western Australia
M PRINGLE Andrew 22nd January 1894 Fremantle Western Australia
D 12th July 1945 Mosman Park Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
John Edward B 11th November 1869 Perth Western Australia
D 28th February 1907 Square Well near Yalgoo Western Australia
Catherine Grace B 23rd April 1872 Perth Western Australia
D 1873 Perth Western Australia
Patrick Joseph B 23rd March 1874 Perth Western Australia
D 1875 Perth Western Australia
Unnamed Male B 1876 Perth Western Australia
D 1876 Perth Western Australia
Christopher Patrick B 1877 Western Australia
D 6 February 1931 Fremantle aged 53
Buried Fremantle Cemetery, Grantee Miss Barbara Pringle
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeEPG RITCHIE Mathew
Date/Place of Marriage1881Northampton, Western Australia, he dies 15 May 1892, Greenough, Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
22nd June 1881 widow granted Perth Town Lot Y142
2 roods 28 perches
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 7th July 1880 (Obit.)
The Geraldton Express Friday 7th June 1907 page 2 Probate Edward Fahey
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd July 1880 Perth Western Australia OF Abscess and Pyaemia at Colonial Hospital Perth, a pauper
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
7 August 1925 Fremantle
Buried Fremantle Cemetery, Grantee Miss Barbara Pringle
Will or ProbateWill made: available from WA SRO Cons 3403 Item 1881-614
Further Information1851 Muster & Pay List or Census Aden [WO 12-8349]
1861 Muster & Pay List or Census Sealkote, East Indies [WO12-7902]
Discharge: Constitution broken down by liver disease (hepatitis). Cannot do much toward own support. Two Good Conduct badges.
7th December 1874 P. Fahey requests payment of £15 as his cottage on Y142 has reached the required stage.
1881 Mrs Fahey (widow) is living at the Mr Eliza Barracks with 2 sons and 1 daughter – 1 daughter in convent (Cons 144)