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6th Regiment
Obituary 1908
Thomas McCreery Death Certificate

Thomas and William McCreery EPG Gazette October 2008

NameMcCREERY / McCREARY – Thomas
Regiment (s)6th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2674
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st May 1846 / 17 years / Dundee Forfar Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 In
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service2 years 224 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th November 1849/ Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 Dundee
1856-1908 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem – Temporary – for six months until 6th August 1850 renewed from 26 July 1850 for another 6 months.
1851 made permanent at 6d per diem from 26 January 1851
1887 Increased to 1/0d per diem for 24 years service in Enrolled Force
Reconsidered and increased to 1/3d per diem 10 January 1882
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1826 Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ADAMS Catherine
c1827 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage19 October 1850. Dundee Forfarshire Scotland (McMeary sic)
Children by 1st WifeWilliam John B 1851 Dundee Forfarshire Scotland
M MURRAY Marion Hope 25 June 1887 Perth WA
D June 1935 Northam Western Australia
Margaret Bp Possible 19 July 1854 Dundee Forfarshire Scotland
M MOORE Edward 1877 Perth Western Australia
M D’ALTON Thomas 1887 Cossack Western Australia
D 18th July 1919 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Anglican Cemetery WA
Ann B 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
M HOWARD Charles 1876 Fremantle WA
D 1897 age 40 Fremantle WA
Sarah B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
M DEDMAN George Joseph 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
Son of Pensioner George Dedman (Mermaid)
D 2nd April 1929 North Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Joseph B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M MURRAY Janet 1883 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17th January 1945 East Fremantle Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine b 1863 Fremantle WA
M WHITE William 1883 Fremantle WA
D 18 December 1936 North Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery Anglican
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
ADAMS William
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Widow of EPG Joseph COLLINS died 1871- He was a Royal Marine No 6885 also on the Runnymede and married Jane 1857 Fremantle Western Australia. Children of Joseph and Jane:
William born 17th December 1857
Bap 18 December 1857
Died 1861 age 3 buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Emily born 3rd June 1859
Bap 5th June 1859
M Thomas KEADY 1881
Died Fremantle August 1900 bur Skinner Street cemetery Fremantle
Unknown female born 1863 known as Sister Mary Joseph
Died 22nd December 1948 Albany WA
Charles born 1865
D 4 September 1865 buried Skinner Street cemetery Fremantle WA
Agnes born 10th September 1866
Bap 16th December 1866
M Alexander William MITCHELL 1894
Died 10th April 1934
William Joseph Patrick born 20th March 1868
Bap 28th October 1868
John Augustus born 29th August 1870
Bap 4th September 1870
M Cecilia Donoghue 1910 Perth WA
Died 5th August 1942 age 71 11months Buried Karrakatta Cemetery
Date/Place of Marriage1873 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNone known
3rd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1882 Perth Western Australia
Children by 3rdd WifeNone known
1st Husband of 3rd WifeSTEWART Daniel 76th Regiment Merchantman 1863
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st Husband of 3rd WifeJohn Andrew B 1858 Ireland
Victor B 1861 Glasgow Scotland
Martha Jane B 1860 Ireland
M JECKS Walter 11th September 1878 Perth Western Australia
D June 1916 Guildford Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
William B c1866
M FLYNN Eveleen (sic) 1888 Perth WA
D 19th November 1938 Subiaco Western Australia
Bur Wesleyan section Karrakatta cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 1866 Western Australia
M HAWKINS James 1893 Fremantle Western Australia
D 27th December 1915 Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas Nickson B 1868 Western Australia
M GAMBLE Maud 1894 Fremantle Western Australia
D 25th August 1947 Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Charles James B 1870 Perth Western Australia
M PATERSON Barbara Jane Not yet known
D 17th July 1948 Kellerberrin Western Australia
bur Kellerberrin Cemetery Western Australia
Elizabeth B 1873 Western Australia
M ROBINSON John Wish 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot 56
2 acres Title Application 25 May 1881 Title 5/1194
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 27th September 1873 page 3 Inquest into the death of Jane McCreerySunday Times Sunday 8 March 1908 page 5 Obituary Elizabeth
Western Mail Saturday 27 June 1908 page 19 Obituary Thomas McCreery
Toodyay Herald Friday 21 June 1935 page 7 Obituary William John McCreery-this obituary appears in many newspapers
The Daily News Wednesday 17 January 1945 page 10 Funeral Notice Joseph McCreery
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21 June 1908 York Road Northam Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery C of E
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
19th May 1865 Western Australia
Bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
17TH September 1873 Western Australia
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
29th February 1908 Davis Road North Fremantle Western Australia
Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateElizabeth McCreery SROWA Cons 3403/1908/120
Thomas McCreery SROWA Cons 3403/1909/150
Further InformationDischarge due to Ophthalmia in right eye impaired vision in left eye.
Information states McCREERY Thomas and first wife had nine children prior to leaving England. However, only three came with parents. Information about some of these children is unknown.
Thomas McCreery formerly of North Fremantle late of Northam made his will 18th June 1908 whereby he left all his real and personal property to his son William John McCreery the sole executor. The total value of the estate was £80 the value of his North Fremantle property.
Elizabeth McCreery made her will on 13th July 1907 leaving her estate valued at £90 to her husband Thomas McCreery. She died of a cerebral haemorrhage. She left very precise detail of her funeral arrangements in her will.
The children of the Daniel Stewart marriage mostly used the spelling Stuart.
Additional Information from descendant Shirley Verjans Resource file History West Library