McCARDLE / McARDLE – Michael 41st Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles

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NameMcCARDLE / McARDLE – Michael
Regiment (s)41st Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 1175 41st  / 574 – Royal Canadian Rifles
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th July 1839 / 18 years / Enniskillen Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 2 years 11 months
Canada – 1 year 10 months
Length of Service21 years 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 31st May 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Derrygormelly Fermanagh Ireland
Pension Districts1860 Enniskillen
1863 Tilbury
1863-1872 Western Australia
1872 Melbourne
1872 Western Australia
1881 Adelaide
Pension Paid1/6d per diem
1878 Increased  to 2/0d per diem for service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Devenish Fermanagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
O’SULLIVAN Annie
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B 1854 England (1857 on Death Notice)
D 7th April 1922 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Francis B 1856 England
D 25th April 1881 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Susan B 1858 England (entered Convent of Mercy, Victoria Square)
D 23rd February 1948 Western Australia
Robert B 1863 Perth Western Australia
D 2nd June 1921 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Michael B 1864 Western Australia
D 29th October 1924 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Annie B 1864/65 Perth Western Australia (entered Convent of Mercy)
D 21st October 1932 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
1883 granted Perth town Lot 34/H
Occupation after
Arrival
Boarding House Keeper
Livery stable and accompanying equipment business
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette Friday 27th September 1867 – page 2
Perth Gazette Friday 15th May 1874 – page 3
Departure from Western
Australia
Departed Fremantle on the Azelia 25 April 1872 for Melbourne
Pension paid Melbourne 5 June 1872 to September 1872 he then transferred back to WA but on 23 September 1881 he transferred to Adelaide South Australia see attachment
His WO 97 has correspondence to Staff Officer at Omagh noted in 1883 he may have returned to Ireland
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
16th July 1894 Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateWife Annie left will which included considerable property in Perth City
Further InformationThere are newspaper accounts of the legal disputes in which the father, mother and some of the children were involved during their time in Western Australia.
British Army Worldwide index
1841 Michael McCardle 1175Private 41st regiment location Kurrachee
1851 Michael McCardle 1175 Private 41st Foot location Cork Ireland, and at sea \also a 2nd entry locates him at Castlebar Ireland
Discharge due to chronic catarrh.
We did not find that Annie and Susan actually entered the convent to be Nuns. They did go to live there but as for being nuns they were too old.