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GURNEY – Patrick 65th 74th 52nd 23rd and 17th Regiment

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65th Regiment Yorkshire North Riding
74th Regiment Highlanders
52nd Regiment Oxfordshire Badge
23rd Regiment Royal Welsh Fusiliers
17th Regiment Royal Leicestershire Cap Badge
Settled in York – Convict Depot now Residency Museum
NameGURNEY – Patrick
Regiment (s)65th 74th 52nd 23rd and 17th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1269 – 65th Regiment
26 – 17th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd February 1838 / 19 years / Naas Kildare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Brown / Dark brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 20 years 5 months
Length of Service22 years 131 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th July 1859 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1859 Woolwich (transferred to Tilbury Fort)
1861-1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid8½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1819 Newbridge Kildare 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
B 1819 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage31st July 1848 St James Street Methodist Church Montreal Canada
Children by 1st WifeJames Evans B 1851 Montreal Canada
M WIMBRIDGE Ellen Teresa 5th February 1872 Perth Western Australia (daughter of EPG William Thomas Wimbridge)
D 12th November 1931 York Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Susan B 1855  Montreal Canada
M CARTWRIGHT Thomas 1872 Perth Western Australia
D 9th February 1906 North Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William John B 6th January 1859 Not yet known
bap 30th January 1859 St Patrick’s Catholic Church Montreal Canada
M BATTY Mary 14th October 1880 New Norcia Western Australia
D 11th December 1942 York Western Australia
Bridget B 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
D 14th November 1897 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Tuesday 17th November 1931 – page 7
West Australian Saturday 6th February 1886 – page 5
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th October 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd February 1897 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPatrick enlisted and was assigned to the 65th Regiment in 1838; Volunteered to serve permanently in North America and transferred to the 74th Regt 31 May 1844 1 year added to his service for volunteering to serve permanently in Canada.
The 65th was in Nova Scotia in 1838-1841
The 74th was in Quebec in 1841-1845
The 52nd was in Quebec in 1842-1845
The 23rd was in Quebec in 1838-1853
The 54th was in Quebec in 1851-1854
The 17th was in Quebec in 1856- 1868
Patrick was discharged July 1859.1841 Worldwide Army index 2 entries

  • Patrick Gurney, Private 1269 65th Foot
    31/05/1841 to 74th
    A labourer Born Naas, enl(isted) 21/02/1838
    Location Isle aux Noix, Canada
  • Patrick Gurney Private 74th No service number
    01/06/1841 from 65th Ft
    Location Barbados, at sea, Montreal