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77th Regiment
Died Geraldton – Marine Terrace
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameHEARN / HEARNS – Patrick
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1127
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th April 1838 / 18  years / Moonfield House Kildare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Hazel / Grey
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies and North America – 5 years 2 months
Mediterranean – 2 years 7 months
Eastern Expedition – 11 months
Length of Service21 years  22 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 3rd  May 1859 / Parkhurst  England
Campaign MedalsPossibly Crimean war medal and Crimea-Turkish medal
Intended Residence at
Naas Kildare Ireland
Pension Districts
1859 Carlow
1861 2nd Dublin
1862 Tilbury
1862-1878 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/3½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK   31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1816  Naas 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
USHER Margaret
c1839 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B 1859 Not yet known
M ANDREWS William 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
D  28th June 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Church of Christ Section Fremantle Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Annie Maria B 1861 Not yet known
M HOPKINS Thomas 1882  Fremantle Western Australia
D 15th April 1944  South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret   B 11th June 1863  Fremantle Western Australia
M Possible Spouse  MUNRO Robert 1891  Fremantle Western Australia
Patrick John / John Patrick  B 7th June 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
M  OBEY Ellen  29th May 1892 Fremantle Western Australia
D  8th May 1898 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Eliza / Elizabeth  B 4th July 1868  Fremantle Western Australia
M FORBES Alexander John 1901 Fremantle Western Australia
D  20th March 1915  Fremantle Western Australia
bur Seventh Day Adventist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Joseph  B 2nd February 1871  Fremantle Western Australia
D  Infant bur Skinner Street Cemetery  Fremantle 19th July 1871
Henry B Not yet known
Died at sea March 1881 – drowned fell overboard from the schooner “Minnie
Josephine May  B 7th May 1872  Fremantle Western Australia
M  CROLL James Lawrence 1903 Fremantle Western Australia
D  28th April 1923  Fremantle Western Australia
bur Church of Christ Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Warders and Gaolers – Page 100-101
A long entry – appears to have worked as a warder from 1863 to 1878.
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Saturday 4th May 1895 – page 4 – Departure to Melbourne on “Rockton”
The Evening Journal Adelaide Tuesday 9th June 1896 – page 2 – John Patrick HEARNS insolvency
West Australian Monday 8th May 1899 – page 4 – death of John Patrick HEARNS
The West Australian Thursday 28th April 1910 page 1 Funeral notice Margaret Hearns
West Australian Wednesday 29th June 1910 – page 1 – funeral Mary ANDREWS
West Australian 28th April 1924 – page 1 – memorial Josephine CROLL
West Australian Monday 17th April 1944 – page 1 – death of Annie Maria HOPKINS
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th December 1878 Geraldton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th April 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
Church of Christ Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1879/573 – 16th December 1878 Patrick Hearns Warder and Pensioner bequeathed all his goods, effects and money in the bank to his wife Margaret HEARNS and his 2nd youngest children Elizabeth and Josephine HEARNS both minors.
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index has Patrick with the 77th at Malta
1851 British Army World Wide Index has Patrick with the 77th at Newport Wales
Discharge: At own request after 21 years’ service
SROWA has four articles about Margaret and her children seeking relief
In 1881 Margaret Hearns applied for relief as she stated the death of her husband had left her and her four children destitute. She said she is totally blind. One of her sons helped support the family but he was recently drowned at sea. Her eldest daughter was in hospital and the others were not in good health. She again wrote in 1895, 1899 and 1900.