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KENNY / KENNEY – Michael 24th Regiment

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24th Regiment South Wales Borderers
Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
Land Application
NameKENNY / KENNEY – Michael
Regiment (s)24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1996
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd April 1841 / 18 years / Birmingham Warwickshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 14 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th May 1862 / No place given
Campaign MedalsPunjab Medal with Chillianwallah and Goojerat clasps
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1862 Newry
1864 Birmingham
1864 Tilbury
1864-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
1887 Increased 1/7d per diem for service in the Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Killarey Armagh 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
WATT (tentative) Charlotte
1842 Belfast Ireland (tentative)
Date/Place of Marriage1862 Newry Ireland (tentative)
Children by 1st WifeNo children
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
Location P88 North Fremantle: located on west side of Stirling Highway running back to the railway and south of the school’
31st January 1884 Title Application
27th June 1884 Deed of Grant issued.
Occupation after
7th November 1881 appointed as part of armed guard at Exhibition Building Perth
21 February 1882 Michael Kenny appointed to be His Excellency the Governor’s orderly at Rottnest at 2/6 per day
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Wednesday 29th June 1887 – page 5
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1892 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1898 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information‘Served in Army of the Punjaub in 1848/49 and was present in action at Sadoolapore 3 December 1848, Chillianwallah 13 January 1849, Goojerat 21 February 1849.’
British Army Worldwide index
1841 Michael Kenney 1996 Recruit 24th Foot enlisted 1st April 1841 at Birmingham age 18 location Kilkenny and Dublin
1851 Michael Kenny 1996 Private 24th Foot location Wizirabad
1861 Michl Kenny (sic) 1996 Private 1st Btn 24th Foot no location recorded
Discharge at own request having served 21 years and 1 month.
Michael Kenny was accompanied by his wife Charlotte on the voyage of the Merchantman. The Surgeon Superintendent rated their conduct as being ‘very good.’21 August 1880 Michael Kenney was on the nominal list of Pensioners available for Enrolled Guard: Appointed 6th March 1862 served until 31st March 1887

16th July 1891 Resident Magistrate Fremantle requests relief for Michael Kenny. “Michael Kenny is suffering from bronchitis. He appears to be in a destitute condition without necessary nourishment. Recommends he have a money allowance of 3/6 per week for a time. Mrs Kenny informs me that she supports herself and her husband by washing.” (Cons 527/1891/1384)