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7th Regiment
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameKEEFE – John
Regiment (s)7th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1163
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th April 1838 / 18 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Blue / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 5 years
West Indies – 3 years 3 months
North America – 2 years 2 months
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years 2 months
East Indies – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 74 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16th July 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea
Crimea/ Turkish
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1861 1st Dublin
1865 Tilbury
1865-1869 Western Australia
1869-1876 Wellington New Zealand
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birth1820/Allen Kildare 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
Possible 1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1834
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Possible Children by 1st WifeMargaret Ann B 1869 New Zealand
Ellen B 1871 New Zealand
John James B 1874 New Zealand
M Margaret Sexton Wellington NZ
D 2nd August 1921 Wanganui NZ
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 ArticlesEvening Post 2 September 1911 page 1 Death Anne Keefe
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial1903 Grant Road Wellington NZ
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st September 1911 Grant Road Wellington NZ
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 John Keefe 1163 was stationed at Gibraltar
1851 John Keefe 1163 was stationed at Portsmouth
1851 Census HO 107/1660/494/10
John Keefe, unmarried, age 30. Soldier born Dublin, Dublin was a prisoner at the District Military prison Alverstoke South Hampton
Discharge: Due to chronic liver disease, chronic hepatitis
Although John Keefe was in NZ at the time of the Maori wars he is not listed in any of the Waikato regiments.
The pension payment records available stop in 1876 and anything after that is speculation.
The marriage entries and births of children may or may not be those of John Keefe of the 7th regiment.
New Zealand Land records a John Keefe a labourer had 20 acres of land in the Kerryton area of the value of 100 pounds.