HURLEY – John 54th and 87th Regiment

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NameHURLEY – John
Regiment (s)54th and 87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2519 – 54th Regiment
2705 – 87th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th February 1847 / 23 years / Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 10 years 8 months
China – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service15 years 23 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th April 1862 / probably Dublin as Inquiry held previously on 3rd April
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857 – 58
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1862 Clonmel
1863 Tilbury
1863-1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
18th January 1881 Increased to 1/0d per diem for service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia 
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1824 Dungarven Wexford 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
1830 (deduced) Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1863 Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMichael (HURDLEY sic) B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
John (HURDLEY sic) (Mother Catherine HALLIDAY) B 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Patrick Joseph (HEARDLEY sic) B 2nd March 1867 Rottnest Island Western Australia
D Not yet known
James B 1871 Western Australia
D 1871 4 days old Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeWRIGHT James
Date/Place of Marriage1885 Northampton Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
Granted Willagee Swamp Location 232 of 20 acres (east side of North Lake Road and today it would be near Gilbertson and North Lake Roads Kardinya. Title issued 18th August 1884
Occupation after
Timber mill worker at time of death in 1883 – crushed between two logs
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Times Friday 5th February 1875 – page 5
Inquirer & Commercial News Wednesday 25th April 1883 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st April 1883 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Ferozepore, India
1861 British Army World Wide Index – return from China

SROWA – Cons 527/1884/5682
John O’Reily RC Clergyman
Fremantle September 23, 1884
I know Mrs Hurley to be a steady, honest and sober woman. She is unable to work for a living nor has she any means of support that I am aware of, some in the help afforded by her sons. These are at present out of Fremantle. Their earnings are too irregular or too scanty, she tells me, to allow them doing anything for her.
D. Murray LC 27/9/84
Catherine Hurley (widow) age 54, has no place to live in a weak condition. Has 3 sons Viz John Hearley(sic), 19 years, Michael Hierly (Sic), 20 years, Patrick Hurley, 17 years. Mrs Hurley does not know whether they are in the Colony or not. Mrs Hurley is entirely depending on Mrs Nolan for food and shelter.
2 October 1884 William Dale Superintendent of Poor house to Colonial Secretary
Mrs Hurley can be received into the Poor house
15 November 1884. Mrs Hurley declines to go into the Poor house.