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GALLAGHER – John 41st Regiment

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41st Regiment
Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 888
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th September 1835 / 19 years / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies (Scinde and Beloochestan) – 7 years
Length of Service8 years 127 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /29th December 1843/ Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNone found
Intended Residence at
Ballaghaderreen Mayo Ireland (County is Roscommon since 1898)
Pension Districts1844 Boyle (Roscommon)
1847 Coventry
1847 Liverpool
1848 Coventry
1853-1856 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
1858 – mid 1859 Victoria
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1815 Castlemore Ballenderry (Ballaghaderreen) Mayo 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
c1816 Sligo Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWinnifred B c1847 Not yet known
M 25th October 1866 St Patrick’s Adelaide SA
D 13th August 1907 wreck of the Kawatiri at Macquarie Heads Tasmania
James B Not yet known
Bridget B B 12th January 1851 Coventry (Mother Ragan)
Bp 19th January 1851 The Most Holy Sacrament and St Osburg Coventry Warwickshire
John B 1st April 1855 (Mother Reigher FS)
bap 8th April 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
bur 18th October 1855 St. Patrick’s Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Stillborn female B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
Edward John B 11th July 1858 Portland Estate Adelaide SA
D 20th July 1858 Portland Estate age 9 days (Mother Mary Regan)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
REGAN Michael
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
KILTY Winifred
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 11th March 1857 – page 2 Shipping list CW Bradley
Adelaide Times 25th March 1857 – page 2
The Australasian Saturday 4 August 1906 page 60 Death Notice Mary Gallagher (The address is the same as that for her daughter Winifred who was drowned.)
Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas: 1883-1928) Saturday 17th August 1907 page 8 Burial of stewardess Winifred Hodnett at Strahan Tasmania
The Age Thursday 15th August 1907 page 5 Winifred Hodnett
Departure from Western
10th March 1857 per CW Bradley
John, Mary, Winnifred, James and Bridget Gallagher
Date/Place of Death/BurialBetween 1864 – 1867 Place unknown – deduced from hospital admissions
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th July 1906, Richmond, Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Gallagher 888 Private 41st Foot location Kurrachee
Served in Belloochistan 1842.
Discharge: Was severely wounded at Hykulzye 28th March 1842 in both hands (sabre cuts) and two wounds on his head.
A child Gallagher age 6 received medical treatment June 6th 1853 for whooping cough while on board the Phoebe Dunbar
As did Bridget age 3years and 6 months on June 29th she was also treated for scarletina on August 24.
Mary Gallagher was admitted 3 times to the (Royal)Adelaide Hospital
4 February 1864 age 48 Married Religion Catholic Abode Pt. Adelaide housewife Born Sligo Ireland 7 years in Colony (SA) arrived on Bradley to Swan River
30th January 1867 age 50 Widow Religion Catholic Abode Pt Adelaide housewife Born Sligo 10 years in Colony arrived Phoebe Dunbar
29 June 1868 Age 51 Widow Religion Catholic Abode Pt Adelaide Housewife Born Sligo Ireland 11 years in Colony Arrived Phoebe Dunbar
From these records it appears John died between 1864 and 1867.
Winifred Hodnet, stewardess, was drowned when the Kawatiri was wrecked at Macquarie Heads Tasmania.
Thirty years previously she had lost her husband Joseph Hodnet who was the chief cook on the Gothenburg when it was wrecked on 24th February 1875 on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. At the time Winifred had 2 children a son age 3 and a daughter of 7 months. A subscription was taken up for the victims (crew) of this disaster Winifred receiving a payout of £278/7/4.
At the time of her death Winifred had 2 living children Winifred and James Joseph. Tragedy for the Hodnet family had not finished with the death of Winifred as her son James Joseph died on 10th January 1908 after an operation to remove his false teeth that he had accidentally swallowed.
Her daughter, also a Winifred, was married at Perth WA to Charles Vincent in 1910, died 18th May 1960 Perth Western Australia.