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MEER / MEERE – Patrick 89th Regiment

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89th Regiment Royal Irish Fusiliers Cap Badge
British Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grant
Worked as a guard and orderly to the Governor at Rottnest Island – Rottnest Government House 1860s
NameMEER / MEERE – Patrick
Regiment (s)89th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1221
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14 June 1837 / 19 years / Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Swarthy / Hazel / Grey / “Cicatrix of wound on forefront of left leg”
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 2 months
America – 5 years 10 months
Gibraltar – 8 months
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
Gibraltar – 3  months
Cape of Good  Hope – 1 year
East Indies – 2 years 4 months
Length of Service22 years 274 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18 July 1860 / Fermoy Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
He believed he was in line for an Indian Mutiny medal as is indicated in a note attached to his WO97
Intended Residence at
Manchester Lancashire England
Pension Districts1860 Ennis
1863 Tilbury
1863-1890 Western Australia
Pension Paid8½d per diem
18th January 1881 Increased to 1/1½d per diem for service in Enrolled  Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of BirthJune 1818 Kilnaboy near Corophin County Clare 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
6th April 1881 granted Location Y123 of 3 roods  at corner of Hardinge and Fitzgerald Streets Perth Western Australia (Title Deed 1114)
Occupation after
Appointed as orderly to the Governor at Rottnest Island in 1882 and 1885
Previously he had already served as a guard at Rottnest in 1866
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette & WA Times 5 January 1866 page 3
The Daily News 17 June 1890 page 2 Death
Inquirer & Commercial News 18 June 1890 page 3 Death
West Australian 17 June 1890 page 2 Death & Funeral notices
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th June 1890 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateMartin O’DEA of Perth Military Pensioner was the beneficiary and executor of Patrick MEER’s Will. Copy available State Records Office of Western Australia (SRO Cons 3403/1890/0968)
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Location West Indies and Canada
1851 Location Dublin
Discharge: At own request having served 21 years
Patrick Meer was working at Rottnest in 1866 when he gave evidence at the trial of William Vincent in January 1866 for aggravated assault on an aboriginal.
1 May 1876 Patrick Meer, 89th, had erected his 2 roomed cottage of bricks and mortar requested payment of £15.
List of men suitable for the Enrolled Guard 1880: Patrick MEER of the 89th Regiment at age 61 was said to be “smart, active and sober.” Appointed 11th November 1880 and served until the guard was disbanded.