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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Application
NameLEAHEY (LEALY) – Redmond
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1888
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th January 1842 / 19 years / Cork Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 10 years 4 months
Bengal – 3 years
Length of Service21 years 155 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th March 1864 / Pembroke Dock Wales
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857
Intended Residence aa
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1864 1st Cork
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1889 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
1881 Increased to 1/4d per diem for service in Enrolled Pensioners
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1821 St Finibarr’s Cork Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism16th July 1821 St Finbarr’s South Cork Cork
Date/Place of Birth
LEAHEY (LEARY) Jeremiah (Jerry on Baptism)
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsJames b 1815 bp 13 July 1815
Ellen b 1818 bp 10 July 1818
Jeremiah b1824 bp 3 June 1824
Judith b 1826 bp 21 March 1826
Margaret b 1830 bp 17 April 1830
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c1821
Date/Place of Marriage17th November (see Attachment) 1864 St. Patrick’s Cork Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P67
2 acres
Assigned 19 August 1881
Title Application 5 December 1883
Title 6/159 Issued 19 April 1884 & 29 August 1884
Corner Alfred, Thompson and Bay Roads
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd August 1889 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 Redmond Leahy(sic) Private 1888 37th Foot location Kandy and Colombo, Ceylon
1861 As above location Colchester
After completing 21 years’ service.
29th April 1881 Redmond requested his Indian Military medal be sent to him when received –issued 12th July 1881.
Death recorded as LAKEY Redmond
27th June 1894 Dr Barnett on behalf of the widow Leahy requested quarters in the barracks as she was quite unable to work recommended she receive rations. 3rd July 1894 Octavius Burt replied “It is not desirable to have these widows located in the Barracks. They are an intolerable nuisance. There are at present no vacant quarters. Ms Leahy can be received into the home as soon as there may be room.”