McCORRY – Richard 38th Regiment

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Northam Cemetery

38TH Regiment 1856 Uniforms

British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal


NameMcCORRY – Richard
Regiment (s)38th Regiment (2 periods of service)
Regiment Number (s) 1953 and 267
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1) 16th February 1840 / 18 years / Lurgan Ireland
2) 10 Nov 1857 Belfast Ireland (re-engaged)
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration1840 – Ionian Islands – 2 years 7 months (includes Corfu)
1843 – Gibraltar – 2 years 7 months
1846 West Indies – 2 years 3 months (includes Jamaica)
1848 Nova Scotia – 3 years 4 months (includes Halifax)
1854 – Turkey – 5 months (includes serving at Gallipoli and Varna)
1855 – Crimea – 1 year 9 months
1858 – India – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 202 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge1st period of service: 6th September 1856 Aldershot
2nd period of service: 4th November 1862 Colchester
Campaign MedalsCrimea War medal with clasps for Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
1856 Lurgan Antrim Ireland
1862 Cromlin Belfast
Pension Districts1862 – 1865 Ballymena
1866-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of BirthAugust 1822 Aghagallon Lurgan Antrim
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DALE Margaret
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
March 1830 Canada
Date/Place of Marriage9th September 1850 Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
Children by 1st WifeRichard William B 24th October 1851 Winchester Hampshire England
Enlists British Army in Singapore 7 May 1874, discharged 29 May 1888 Hong Kong
Possible death of a Richard McCorry in Liverpool England 3rd Quarter 1888 b C1854
Margaret Ann B 7th December 1853 Medway Kent England
M O’HARA Joseph 17th April 1876 Northam Western Australia
D 6th May 1926 Northam Western Australia
bur 8th May 1926 Northam Western Australia
Mary Elizabeth B 7th August 1861 Berhampore Bengal India
M SAMWAYS Samuel Henry 1889 Northam Western Australia
D 7th June 1942 Inglewood Perth Western Australia
bur June 1942 Karrakatta Cemetery (Anglican)
Catharine B 8th April 1864 Crumlin Antrim Ireland
M LEE Alfred Frederick 1892 Northam Western Australia
D 20th May 1915 Perth Western Australia
bur May 1915 Karrakatta Cemetery (RC)
Theresa (Teresa) B 15th April 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
M SMITH William Sydney 1889 Kimberley Western Australia
D 18th April 1949 Northam Western Australia
bur 20th April 1949 Northam Cemetery (RC)
John B 1868/69
D 6th March 1896 Shamrock Hotel Northam Western Australia
bur 7th March 1896 Northam Cemetery (Headstone)
Alma Constantine B 9th June 1871
M DURNIN (and variants) Elizabeth 1894 Northam Western Australia
D 22nd October 1950 Nungarin Western Australia
bur 23rd October 1950 Nungarin Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SHEA Catharine
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
18th September 1877 purchased Northam Locations 33 & 34 of 8.5 acres @ £1 acre
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail 17 Dec 1888
West Australian 18 Dec 1888
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th December 1888 Northam (Headstone)
bur December 1888 Northam Cemetery (Anglican)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st September 1904 Western Australia
bur September Northam Cemetery (Headstone)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Muster & Pay List Zante, Ionian Islands [WO2-5206]

1851 Muster & Pay List Halifax,  Nova Scotia [WO12-5215]

1861 Muster & Pay List Dinapore, East Indies [WO12/5225]

Discharge: General character being very good, he is in possession of 5  good conduct badges, also Crimean and Turkish medals with clasps for Alma, Inkerman and Sevastopol; and the medal for distinguished conduct in the field. Obituary: He was also entitled to a medal for Lucknow but after arriving in Australia never bothered to apply for it.