McGARVIE / McGARVEY – Bernard 28th Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colours

Name McGARVIE / McGARVEY – Bernard
Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 761
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th December 1830 / 18 years / Newry Down Ireland
Groom
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 In
Fresh / Dark Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 6 years 10 months
East Indies – 5 years 3 months
Length of Service20 years 363 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Manchester England
Pension Districts1852 1st Manchester
1854 Western Australia
1857 South Australia Passage money of £16/19/6 owing
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Muckeny Castleblaney Monaghan 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1835 at sea aboard the Blackwell enroute to Sydney
D 17th June 1865 Manchester England
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McGUIRE Mary Ann
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageIst Quarter 1852 Chorton Lancashire England
Children by 2nd WifeAgnes B 1852 3rd Qtr Chorton Lancashire England
Catherine B 1854 Western Australia
M WALKER Richard Henry 1875 Perth Western Australia
D 5th August 1915 Subiaco WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Anglican section
Mary Ann B 1856 Guildford Perth Western Australia
M RING William 1873 Western Australia
D 11th February 1935 Bassendean Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery 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
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 10th October 1857 page 4 Assault on Hugh Doran
Western Mail Saturday 14th January 1888 page 21 Mary McGarvie
The West Australian Wednesday 13th February 1935 page 1 Death Notice Mary Ann Ring
Departure from Western
Australia
1857 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1888 Moore Street Perth Western Australia
27th May 1888 East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Bernard McGarvie 761 28th Foot Location Sydney NSW
1851 As above Location Manchester England

In the 1851 Census HO 107/2224 Bernard McGarvie, a widower, is a soldier of the 28th regiment at the Salford Barracks Manchester also listed is Thomas B McGarvie age 15 also a soldier at the barracks who was born at sea who is presumably his son

Daughter Agnes aged 1 year 6 months received medical treatment for rubella on board the Sea Park
In 1857 Bernard McGarvey was charged with assault on Hugh Doran, fined £2 or imprisonment for 1 calendar month. He pointed a 4 barrel revolver at him.
Bernard McGarvey(sic) left London on the ship Blackwell with the 28th regiment 23 May 1835 arriving NSW 3rd October 1835 his son Thomas was born ‘at sea’ 26th June 1835.

Thomas was also a soldier of the 28th regiment. He served from 1849 to 1864 when he was discharged suffering from Phthisis with a pension of 6d per day. He served for 2 years 61 days in Malta, Turkey and Crimea earning himself a Crimean Medal with 3 clasps and a Turkish Crimea medal, he also served for 4 years 318 days in India. Thomas was a musician. He died on 17th June 1865 age 30.