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LEARY / O’LEARY – Daniel 48th and 57th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire
57th Regiment West Middlesex Badge
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal
Land Application
NameLEARY / O’LEARY – Daniel
Regiment (s)48th and 57th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1358 – 48th Regiment
3165 – 57th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th June 1837 / 19 years / Salford Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – upwards of 5 years
Corfu – 1 year 7 months
West Indies – upwards of 3 years
Expeditionary Army in the East (Crimea) – 7 months
Length of Service13 years 194 days – forfeited by felony 4 years 129 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 31st July 1855 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Crimean Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1855 2nd Manchester
1856 Sheffield
1862 Tilbury
1862-1865 Western Australia
1865-1870 South Australia
1871-1888 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1881 Increased to 1/1½d per diem service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1819 St. Barry’s Cork Ireland (Actual name St. Finbarr’s South, St Barry’s was a name used locally ie St Pat’s for St Patricks)
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsCatherine  B 1834 Queenstown Cobh Ireland
D South Australia
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1832 (deduced)
Bp 7 January 1833 St Michael’s Limerick, Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage15th August 1872
Not yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MANAHAN  Margaret
Not yet known
7th February 1831 at St. Michael’s Limerick Ireland
1st Husband of WifeO’KEEFE Michael 1858 – 37th Regiment arrived “Sultana” 1859
D 16th July 1871 Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage11th January 1858 St. Mary’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Perth lot 31H corner of Havelock and Hay Streets, Perth
0 acres 2 roods 30 perches – granted 20th Jun 1883
Occupation after
Daniel Leary was employed as a sentry at the Exhibition building in Perth 7 November 1881.
1888 Boarding house keeper in Goderich Street Perth
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and WA Times – Friday 25th August 1865 – page 2 – Daniel to Adelaide
The Herald  Saturday 7th January 1871 –  page 2 – Leary arrives Fremantle
Inquirer and Commercial News  Wednesday 4th March 1885 – page 2 – sale of furniture Leary
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th May 1888 –  page 3 – Funeral Daniel O’Leary
Departure from Western
25th August 1865 – Daniel to Adelaide on the “Harriet Hope”. Pension was paid in South Australia from December 1865.
7th January 1871 returns from Adelaide on the “Emily Smith”
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th May 1888 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Registered as O’LEARY David
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th April 1898 Perth Barracks Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index shows Daniel with the 48th at Gibraltar
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows Daniel with the 48th at Weedon
Discharge: Left hand disabled by a gun- shot wound of forearm near wrist. Wound received at Inkermann.
1851 UK Census Weedon, Northamptonshire
Daniel Leary, Soldier, unmarried, 33, Private, Infantry, Army, born Barrys Cork
1861 UK Census (RG 09/3495/64/3 27): Court 27th Marcus Street, Brightside Bierton, Sheffield
Daniel Leary, Head, 41, Marital status not given, Labourer, born Queenstown, Ireland.
Catherine Predary, sister, widow, 27, born Queenstown, Ireland
Eleanor Johnstone, adopted child, 2 months, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.
Catherine Predary and her daughter came to Western Australia with Daniel.
She married EPG William RAWSON 19th Regiment who arrived on “Merchantman” 1863 and moved to South Australia
In 1880 David (Daniel) Leary was living in the Mt. Eliza barracks with one son and 3 daughters. These children may have been the children of his wife Mary Russell and her first husband EPG Michael O’KEEFE 37th Regiment who arrived “Sultana” 1859