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McCARTHY – Carthage 40th Regiment, St Helena Corps and 84th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment
84th Regiment York and Lancaster
Inquest West Australian 6 April 1886
NameMcCARTHY – Cartage
Regiment (s)40th Regiment, St Helena Corps and 84th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 667 /521
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
40th Unknown circa 1847
84th – 4th May 1858 / 31 years 3 months / Rochester Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationSt Helena – 7 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 256 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge84th – Corporal / 16th Jul 1867 / Camp Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Retreat Place Hackney London England
Pension Districts1867 ? London
Pension Paid11½d per diem
1867 Increased to 1/1d per diem
1875 Increased to 1/1½d per diem for service Enrolled Pensioner Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Kilershan Neadeen Kerry 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
Not Married
Date/Place of Marriage
Children by 1st Wife
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Worked for HM Lefroy at Beaconsfield WA
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 7th April 1886 – page 3
Western Mail Saturday 10th April 1886 – page 22
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st April 1886
Drowned in Swan River
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
 Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBetween 1869 and 1886 Carthage McCarthy had periods of insanity where he would wander into the bush for days at a time. The Police would send out search parties then detain him under medical treatment before sending him to the asylum and then release him back into the community.