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FLAHERTY – Matthew 40th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment
NameFLAHERTY – Matthew
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 204
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th January 1821 / 17 years / Ennis Clare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land – 4 years 1 month
East Indies – 10 years 10 months
Length of Service18 years 41 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th May 1840 / Fort Pitt Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Nenagh Tipperary Ireland
Pension Districts1840 Birr
1851 Montreal Canada
1851 Birr
1852 Tullamore
1854 Western Australia
1855 South Australia
1855 Van Diemen’s Land
1856 Victoria
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1804 Ballachmachy [Ballymackey?] Tipperary 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1856 to Tasmania
1857 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th April 1859 Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to a large right inguinal hernia caused by an accident at drill at Deesa 12 November 1838
Landed at Gravesend 12 April 1840.
Information of death is on WO 22/273 1854-1862. His death is registered under Michael Flaherty and all other information is unknown see Vic BMDs 4377/1859