GALLAGHER – Patrick Royal Artillery 7th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge

NameGALLAGHER – Patrick
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 7th Battery
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th August 1826 / 17 years / Omagh
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Brown / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 1 year
West Indies – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 68 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 10th October 1848 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 Woolwich
1849 South London
1850-1854 Western Australia
1855 Melbourne
1855-1858 Van Dieman’s Land
1859 Melbourne
1859 Londonderry
1859 Omagh
1859 Londonderry
1874-1877 Woolwich
1877 London South
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Arstraw Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850 page 4
Departure from Western
Australia
13th November 1854 Left WA per Amazon arrived Melbourne 6th December 1854 (No passenger list) According to the Victorian coastal shipping list this was a single man.
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Census HO 107/324/12/15 Barrack and Ordnance Buildings Purfleet Within the Walls West Thurrock Essex England
Patrick Gallagher aged 30 Royal Artillery soldier born Ireland
Mary Gallagher age 30 born in Essex wife of soldier (May or may not be Patrick’s wife)
Discharge die to chronic rheumatism
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private Patrick Gallagher, groom and servant, 1/-, 17th January, married.
A Patrick Gallagher departed Melbourne May 1859 per Prince of the seas for Liverpool