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35th Regiment Glengarry Badge
NameMAHER – Thomas
Regiment (s)35th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 954
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th February 1835 / 18 years / Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 9 years 97 days
Length of Service14 years 294 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th October 1849/Mullingar
Campaign MedalsNil
Intended Residence at
Church Street Templemore Tipperary
Pension Districts1849 Birr
1851 Kilkenny
1853-1857 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
1858 Melbourne
1863 New Zealand
1865 South Australia
1866-1885 Victoria
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Loughmore Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MAHER William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsMAHER Mary B c1828 Ireland
M BENNETT Standish O’Grady (EPG) 12th October 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1874 Melbourne Victoria
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
In 1856 Thomas Maher was on the provisions list for men of the Enrolled Force doing duty at Rottnest
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 21st March 1857 – page 1
Adelaide Times 21st March 1857 Passenger list Lochinvar
Departure from Western
24th February 1857 departed (as John Maher) for South Australia per “Lochinvar”
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd February 1885 Benevolent Asylum Melbourne Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Maher 954 Private 35th foot location Mauritius
Discharge: Due to Dyspepsia and chronic catarrh
Mary MAHER Thomas’ sister was allowed to accompany him on the “Phoebe Dunbar”
Thomas Maher enlisted at Melbourne 6th September 1863 to serve in the 1st Waikato regiment in the Maori War in New Zealand. He sailed in the Golden Age, at the time he was 42 years of age, a single man. He was discharged 1 December 1864 and returned to Melbourne.