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77th Regiment
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Application
NameLYNCH – Peter
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1189
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1838 / 19 years / Galway Galway Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean, Turkey and Crimea – 4 years 4 months
West Indies and North America – 5 years 2 months
Australia (New South Wales in 1857) and East Indies – 1 year 8 months
Length of Service21 years 46 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th January 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Gort Galway Ireland
Pension Districts1860 – Ennis Ireland
1861 – Liverpool
1862-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
18th January 1881 Increased to  1/3d per diem for service to the Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1819 Castleblakeney Galway 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
c 1823 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageUnknown date Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJames B 8th July 1860 Kinvarra Galway Ireland
D 21st July 1900 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
bur 1900 Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Unnamed Son (Premature) B 10th April 1862 aboard ship “Norwood”
D 10th April 1862 aboard ship “Norwood”
William Francis B 9th April 1863 Perth Western Australia
M McGUINNESS Maria/Mary/Myra 6th July 1887 Black Flats Greenough West Western Australia
D 16th July 1950 Western Australia
bur Geraldton Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick Joseph B 22nd Mar 1866
bap 1st April 1866 Perth Western Australia
M CLEARY Annie 1902 Boulder Western Australia
D Not yet known
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
6th December 1883 granted Location 93P of 1.0.4 1 acre 4 perches Perth Road (Stirling Highway) North Fremantle Western Australia
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 25th February 1863 (Lancashire Relief Fund)
Perth Gazette 29th January 1864 (Greenough Fire Fund)
The West Australian 26th March 1885
Geraldton Advertiser Wednesday 17th May 1906 page 2 Death notice Winifred Lynch
The Geraldton Express and Murchison and Yalgo Goldfields Chronicler Friday 19th May 1905 page 5 short obituary
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th October 1886 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
13th May 1905 Western Australia
14th May 1905 “Newfield” Chapman Geraldton Western Australia
Bur Geraldton Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Peter Lynch 1189 Private 77th foot location Malta
1851 Peter Lynch 1189 Private 77th Foot location Newport (Mon) Wales
Discharge “As an indulgence at his own request” having completer upwards of 21 years’ service
He was in possession of a Good Conduct medal with a £5 gratuity
15th November 1855 slightly wounded at magazine explosion French siege train.
1861 Census RG09/2366/25/47
Peter Lynch is living with his wife and son at 32 Adlington Street Liverpool. He is aged 42 working as a dock labourer and was born in Ireland as was his wife Winifred age 40 and son James age 1.
25 July 1876. Peter Lynch, pensioner, charged with neglecting to send his children Patrick and William Lynch regularly to school, cautioned.
1881 Peter Lynch was on the Nominal Roll for the Enrolled Guard
7th November 1881 Peter lynch was one of the pensioners chosen to act as sentries at the Exhibition Building Perth
29th November 1881 Peter Lynch was appointed Private in the Enrolled Guard