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MATTHEWS / MATHEWS – Patrick 86th Regiment

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86th Regiment
Regiment (s)86th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 990
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd March 1837 / 20 years / No place recorded
Harness Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Dark / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 15 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 71 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 1st June 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Kent, England or Salford near Manchester, Lancaster
Pension DistrictsJune 1858 – April 1859 2nd Manchester
1859-1866 Western Australia
1866 Madras
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1815 St. Nicholas Dublin 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
VINCENT nee McGREE / McGEE Elizabeth, widow
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage19th August 1846 Karachi India
Children by 1st WifeMary Vincent b 14th January 1847
Bap 25th January 1847 Church Bombay India
Mary Ann b 29th June 1849
Bap 8th July 1849 Deesa India
Possible death 26th May 1853 age 4 Lahore India
David B 22nd November 1851 Poona India
bap 4th December 1851 Poona India
M MOORE Elizabeth 4th March 1878 Cawnpore India
D Not yet known
John b 18th June 1856
Bap 29th June 1856 Colaba India
Charles B 10th November 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
Bap 13th November 1861
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and WA Times Friday 5th January 1866 – page 3
Inquirer Wednesday 24th July 1867 – page 2
Departure from Western
1866 Left by unknown ship for Madras India
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd February 1868 Madras India
Madras India
Date/Place of Death/Burial
See Further Information
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAlthough Patrick Matthews did not receive any medals having left India as a very sick man, he was awarded a gratuity of £10 for long service. For the last 2 years of his army service he had been relieved of his regimental duties spending much of the last year of service in hospital.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Patrick Matthews 990 Corporal from Private 86th Foot location Dublin
1851 Patrick Mathews (sic) 990 Sergeant 86th Foot location Poona
Discharge due to chronic dyspepsia, acute pain in stomach for 3 years making him unfit for further service.
Patrick died in Madras on 3rd February 1868 from atrophy it appears his family could have accompanied him to India as his son David married there in 1878 and it is very probable his widow Elizabeth Matthews died on 9th October 1892 at Umballa.