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McCAFFREY / McCAFFRY – Bernard 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
Sutlej Medal

Gwalior Star 1843 [Maharajpoor]
NameMcCAFFREY / McCAFFRY – Bernard
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 914
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th December 1831 / 18 years / Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Dark / Grey / Dark / Gunshot wound to finger of right hand
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 7 years 64 days
East Indies – 5 years 144 days
Length of Service15 years 76 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22th June 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsGwalior Campaign Star 1843
Sutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6
Intended Residence at
Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Enniskillen
1849 Manchester 2nd
1849 Enniskillen
1855 Plymouth
1856-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1813 Derravolend Limerick Fermanagh 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
B c1835
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJames B 1858 Fremantle Western Australia
M McManus Margaret 28 April 1881 Perth WA
D 26 January 1886 Adelaide South Australia
Mary Ann Sarah bap 1861 (RC) Fremantle Born Manchester 1850
M BENSON Michael James 24th February 1886 Perth WA
D 30 July 1934 Mt Lawley Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Thomas B 1867 Perth Western Australia
D 1868 aged 9 months Perth Western Australia
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
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 13th September 1861
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 3rd October 1862 Imprisoned for 4 months without hard labour for assault
The Perth Gazette and Independent journal of politics and News 6 July 1866 page 2- 3 Bernard and Ann are witnesses at the murder trial of Mary Sheridan their neighbour
The Express Monday 18th April 1870 page 3 Bernard McCaffry Letter to the Editor
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 29th December 1871 page 2 Assault on wife Ann
The West Australian Saturday 4 August 1934 page 10 Obit Mary Ann Benson
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th December 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Fremantle Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1885 Western Australia
Unknown burial
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841
Bernard McCaffry (sic) 914 50th Regt Private Location at sea Calcutta
Present at the action of Punniar 29 December 1843 and Moodkie
Discharge due to shot wound to a finger of the right hand previous to the march of the army from Moodkee to Ferozeshah
Bernard McCaffrey received treatment for a furunculus (abcess) on board the William Hammond
Sundry charges of drunkenness and assault.
23rd July 1884 Ann McCAFFREY (widow of Bernard) applied for poor relief