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GALLAGHER – Peter 3rd Regiment

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Fremantle Cemetery
3rd Regiment
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)3rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2811
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th August 1851 / 17 years 8 months / Esrick (Escrick) Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Sallow / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 6 months
Greece – 6 months
Crimea – 6 months
Length of Service4 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 15th January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Crimea Turkish medal
Intended Residence at
Bradford Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1856 Halifax
1857 Ennis
1858- Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1833 Ardrahan Gort Galway Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsMartin B Not yet known
Patrick B Not yet known
Mary B Not yet known
Bridget B Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1840 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1st January 1859 Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
TAYLOR Joseph 2nd Dragoon Guard (Lord Raglan)
B 1810 Castleton Rochdale Yorkshire England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
FOX Maria
2nd Husband of WifeCALVERT John – 83rd Regiment arrived “Corona” 1866
Date/Place of Marriage1874 Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandJoseph John B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 18th May 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann
B 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M MULLINS Patrick Joseph 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Cockburn Location 127 (This may have been a purchase)
Occupation after
Small farmer
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 4 February 1859 page 2 Account of the pursuit of the 5 escapees.
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th February 1859 page 2
The Herald Saturday 23rd November 1872 page
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1871 Western Australia
Headstone on Heritage Trail Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19th August 1908 North Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateCons 3403 1872/425
Peter Gallagher made his will on 30th November 1869 naming Michael Lyons and John Gallagher as the executors
He bequeathed all his household furniture, linen, wearing apparel to his dearly beloved wife Maria Gallagher.
He also desired his executors to sell and dispose and convert to money the other parts of his real and personal estate either by public auction or private contract.
The proceeds to be divided between two thirds to his dearly beloved wife and the other third to his mother Anne Gallagher living near the town of Ardrahan. In the event of her death her share to be equally divided amongst his 2 brother and 2 sisters ie Martin, Patrick, Mary and Bridget Gallagher.
Further InformationPeter Gallagher was severely wounded at the bombardment of Sebastopol. He suffered the loss by amputation of nearly the whole of the ring finger and the last phalanges of the little finger of the left hand after a wound by a shell fragment on 25th August – the same shell fragment caused further damage to the hand.
29th April 1859 Peter Gallagher sergeant of the Enrolled Force Fremantle wrote to the Resident Magistrate Fremantle requesting that a reward be given to the five pensioners involved in the pursuit of 5 escapees on the boat Zillah commiserate with that awarded to the water police. Bruce reprimanded him saying they were not entitled as they were not involved in the capture of the escapees.