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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge
Granted land at Toodyay – Warders’ Quarters near Convict Depot – demolished early 1930s
Wife’s Obituary
China Medal 1842
NameGAILY / GAILEY – David
Regiment (s)18th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 422
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th December 1825 / 18 years / Waterford Waterford Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Grey / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 3 years 94 days
Ceylon – 3 years 76 days
China – 5 years 180 days
Length of Service20 years 272 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th September 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals18th regiment received medal for 1st China (Opium) War 1842
Intended Residence at
New Ross Wexford Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Waterford
1853-81 Western Australia 
Pension Paid1/0d per diem Increased 28th October 1873 to 1/3d per diem for service to the West Australian Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Old Ross Wexford 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
HANNAN Margaret Mary
B c1807 Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageUnknown date Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifePatrick (Patritium) B 5th September 1847 Ireland bap 6th September 1847 New Ross Ferns Wexford Ireland D 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
John (Johannem) 
16th August 1849
bap 18th August 1849 New Ross Ferns Wexford Ireland
M FALLON Catherine (daughter of EPG James Fallon) 13th January 1870 Catholic Church Perth Western Australia
D 13th August,1876 Newcastle (Toodyay) Western Australia
Ann / Annie / Maryann (Annam)
5th August 1851 Ireland
bap 10th Aug 1851 New Ross, Ferns Wexford Ireland
M HART George Franklin 
12th August 1874 Church St John Baptist (RC) Newcastle Western Australia
D 14th November 1881 Newcastle Western Australia
Ellen (Helen) B 18th January 1856 Newcastle Western Australia
M WATSON James B 4th June 1879 Church St John Baptist (RC) Newcastle Western Australia
D 28th December 1935 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
UNNAMED Child died in infancy
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
31st December 1853 assigned S7 location Newcastle (Toodyay)
1st December 1866 granted Title Newcastle Lot S7 (4 acres)
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954) Saturday 29th September 1900 page 5
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 16th April 1881 Newcastle (Toodyay) Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 22nd September 1900 Geraldton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3404 1886/816
7th December 1876 David Gaily made his will whereby he bequeathed all his real and personal estate to his wife Margaret for her use and benefit during her lifetime and after her death it was to go to his daughter Ellen Gaily her heirs and successors and they should have free use of the well on that part of the Newcastle suburban lot No 7 sold to James Martin, blacksmith. He further stipulated that an area of 2 square chains or 16 square perches of the said grant should be reserved for the purpose (if required) of erecting a Roman Catholic Mission school – the said square chain to be taken from the corner of the suburban lot 20 to the boundary of James Martin’s ground and measuring 29 feet or 41 links frontage to Duke Street.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 David Gaily 422 Private 18th Foot location Hong Kong and Canton
The town of Toodyay was originally named Newcastle and where used usually referred to the town we now call Toodyay
In 1861 Jeremiah Woolhouse, David Gailey and Darby Connors successfully petitioned the governor for compensation for New Road cutting through their allotments.
SROWA Cons 36 Vol 479 Folio 217
David Gailey applied to purchase (6 acres) S 17 Newcastle on 1st December 1860 at £1 per acre