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McSHERRY / McCHERRY – Edward 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
Sutlej Medal
Punniar Star
NameMcSHERRY / McCHERRY – Edward
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1592
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th April 1841 / 18 years 2 months / Belfast Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Dark / Grey / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 4 years 147 days
Length of Service5 years 345 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th September 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals2 medals Punniar Sutlej
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1847 2nd North London
1847 Belfast
1851 Liverpool
1852 1st Belfast
1852 Monaghan
1853 1st Belfast
1855 1st Glasgow
1856 1st Belfast
1862-1865 Western Australia
1865- June 1870 South Australia
Sept 1870-1886 Victoria
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Fintond Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SMITH Bridget
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1824 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage13th October 1848 St. Patrick’s Belfast City Belfast Ireland
Children by 1st WifeRobert J B 1849 bp 4th October 1849 St. Patrick’s Belfast City Belfast Ireland
M MALONEY Bridget 1875 Victoria
Edward B 9th August 1851
Bp 24th August 1851 St. Nicholas Liverpool England
M IEVERS Ellen 19 January 1878 Adelaide South Australia
D 17th September 1920 Magill South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SMITH Mary Ann
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Argus Wednesday 6th March 1878 page 1 Marriage of son Edward
The Australasian Saturday 1st May 1886 page 3 death of Edward
The Argus Thursday 13th October 1887 page 9 Probate Ellen McSherry
Departure from Western
1865 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th April 1886 Carlton Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th October 1887 Victoria
Not yet known
Will or ProbateVPRS 7591 P2 unit 130 Item 35/694 made 21 May 1886 whereby after reserving £30 for a headstone she said ‘I give and devise and bequeath unto my two sons Robert McSherry and Edward McSherry all my real and personal estate in the Colony of Victoria or elsewhere to be held by them for their own use and benefit share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants’ She appointed Patrick Joseph Sheil as sole executor. The estate consisted of a four roomed dwelling in bad repair at North Melbourne valued at not more than £250.
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Edward McSherry 1593, enlisted at Belfast, location Chatham.
Edward was present at the action at Punniar 29th December 1843, with the Army of the Sutlej in 1845 & 1846, present at the actions of Moodkee, Ferozeshah, and wounded at Sobraon
Discharge: “Contraction of the right hand caused by a wound received in action at Ferozeshah on 21st December 1845.”
Acting Corporal Edward McSherry was appointed Sergeant Major on board the Lincelles 12th November 1861 vice Sergeant Major Moody.
In 7th December the Surgeon Superintendent reported “A woman named Mrs. Mc Sherry, one of the wives of the guard found holding a conversation through an opening in the Barracks with one of the Prisoners. I have been informed that this has occurred frequently before. To be kept in the Barracks until further orders and well looked after.”
Request to transfer to Melbourne signed 30th June 1870 stated he was married with 2 children under 14 years. Parents Robert and Bridget.Bridget McSherry died 9 October 1928 and is buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery but her husband is not. A Robert McSherry died in Western Australia in 1913 but there are no further details.
Likewise Ellen (Levers) McSherry died 30 September 1929 and is also buried in the Melbourne General cemetery and her husband is not.
The only death for a Robert McSherry was in Western Australia on 1st March 1913 age 67, buried Karrakatta Cemetery.