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GAFFNEY – George 13th Light Dragoons

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13th Dragoons – Hussars
NameGAFFNEY – George
Regiment (s)13th Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 300
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th June 1823 / 18 years / Dublin  Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 15 years 356 days
Length of Service17 Years 348 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th June 1841 / Canterbury Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Kilbeggan Westmeath Ireland
Pension Districts1841 Tullamore
1851- Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1805 Newtown Kilbeggan  Westmeath  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 WifeMary  B c1833 Not yet known
M HUNTER Joseph (possible) Not 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
1st September 1851 Allotted and occupied North Fremantle location P7.  Reverted to Government June-December 1853
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Possibly 1853 when land grant reverted to Government
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841Census : HO 107/491/17/page 5 – Fort Pitt Hospital & Barrack – Parish St. Margaret Rochester Kent England
British Army Worldwide Index: 1841 George Gaffney 300 Private Chatham Kent Invalid Depot 

Discharge due to an impaired constitution.
The Surgeon Superintendent on the Mermaid gives Mary’s age as 17 – no wife is noted
Mary Gaffney received medical treatment aboard the Mermaid