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17th Regiment Royal Leicestershire Cap Badge
NameKEELY / KELLY – Michael
Regiment (s)17th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2384
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th April 1847 / 17 years 6 months  / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service6 years 226 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th May 1854 / Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Peterswell Galway Ireland
Pension Districts1854 South London
1855 Western Australia
1856 South Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem Temporary for 18 months until 23rd December 1855
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Peterswell Gort Galway Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
KEELY Patrick
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsJames and two brothers
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
PAGE Ann B Kent England (Newspaper account has her as Mary) Father John Page
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage3rd September 1849 Chatham St. Mary
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B 1853 Ireland
Bp 13th June 1853 St.Paul’s Dublin Ireland
Mary Ann B 1854 3rd Quarter St. Saviour’s Southwark, London England
M FREEMAN George 22nd October 1878 Port Pirie South Australia
D Not yet known
John Thomas B 27th October 1857 Adelaide South Australia
D 16th January 1858 aged 3 months Adelaide South Australia
Francis John B 28th January 1859 Adelaide South Australia
D 6th March 1859 aged 5 weeks Adelaide South Australia
George Frederick B 28 January 1859 Adelaide South Australia
D 1921 Wonthaggi Victoria
James Hurtle B 21st August 1861 Adelaide South Australia
M O’SHEA Mary Ann 17th June 1882 Adelaide South Australia
D 24th September 1939 Torrensville South Australia
Bur West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Rosanna Emily B 20th November 1865 Adelaide South Australia
D Not yet known
Edith Emily B 3rd February 1869 Adelaide South Australia
D 11th February 1870 Adelaide South Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Coachman (1883) Groom (1889)
Newspaper ArticlesExpress & Telegraph Monday 8th July 1878 page 2 Brother James requests whereabouts information
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 21st December 1878 page 4 Marriage of Mary Ann
Gawler Standard (SA: 1878-1885) Saturday 8th July 1882 page 2 Marriage of James
The Express & Telegraph (Adelaide SA: 1867-1922) Saturday 24th September 1887 page 2 death of Anne Keely
The Advertiser Tuesday 23rd February 1904 page 2 Death of Michael
Departure from Western
12th October 1856 per Frances
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd February 1904/ Adelaide South Australia
bur West Terrace RC Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th September 1887 Adelaide South Australia
bur West Terrace RC Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Location Galway Ireland
Discharge: Varicose veins after an attack of erysipelas.
In 1878 James Keely (of Loch Greany/Graney is south east of Gort) advertised in the newspapers for information regarding his brother Michael Keely.
Both Anne and Michael were admitted to Royal Adelaide Hospital 1883, 1887 and 1889, possibly Anne died there as her entry is dated 20th September 1887. (Arrived in ship Adelaide in both cases)They were living at Roper Street in Adelaide; Ann was Church of England and Michael Catholic.