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McCORRY – Richard 38th Regiment

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Will of Richard McCorry


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 MedalsDistinguished Conduct Medal
Crimea 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 B 15th April 1866 (therefore on Belgravia)
Baptised 6th August 1866 St Patrick’s 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 ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 8th May 1867 page 2 Richard Corry (sic) Jnr
The West Australian Times Friday 14th August 1874 page 2 Margaret Ann
Eastern Districts Chronicle (York WA) Saturday 16th August 1879 page 2 Kate
Western 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 ProbateSROWA Letters of Administration Cons 3458 1898/051 see Will of Richard McCorry
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.
From the report of son Richard Corry (sic) being charged with stealing in 1867 he must have come to WA with his parents and travelled from WA to Singapore to enlist