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O’BRIEN / O’BRYAN – Michael 60th Rifles

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60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate
NameO’BRIEN / O’BRYAN – Michael
Regiment (s)60th Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 950
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th June 1832 / 19 years 9 months / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Dark / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 5 years 5 months
Jamaica – 2 years 11 months
Canada – 3 years 1 month
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service21 years 26 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 10th June 1853 / Birr Kings Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Philipstown Kings Ireland
Pension Districts1853 Tullamore
1855 3rd Plymouth
April 1856 – December 1859 Western Australia
January 1860 – 1878 Sydney
Between 1860 -1862 the men of the 60th rifles received a gratuity Michael O’Bryan received ten pounds
Pension Paid1/10½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of BirthSeptember 1811 Crogham Philipstown Kings Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
O’BRYAN Michael
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth) 13 August 1856 page 3
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 30th July 1856 page 3 Court Martial of Captain Foss
South Australian Register 19th December 1859 page 2
The Burrowa News Friday 20 December 1878 page 2 Death notice Michael O’Brien
NSW Government Gazette Friday 20th December 1878 Issue 401 Page 5079 Will Michael O’Bryan/O’Brien
The Burrowa News Friday 26 October 1883 page 3 Sale of deceased property (Mrs O’Brien)
Departure from Western
29th November 1859 departed for South Australia with wife Mary per Bandicoot: pension paid January 1860 – 78 in Sydney New South Wales
Date/Place of Death/Burial12 December 1878 Burrowa New South Wales
Bur Boorowa Cemetery New South Wales Plot RC A245
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNew South Wales Will Books 1800-1952 Entry 3027
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Michael O’Bryan Private 950 2/60th rifles Location at Sea Jamaica
1851 Michael O’Bryan Sergeant 2nd Battalion 60th rifles Location Kilkenny Ireland
Discharge due to chronic affection of the chest and rheumatism, worn out.
24th July 1856 appeared as witness at the Captain Foss Court Martial in Western Australia: £15/16/5 balance due to Michael O’BRIEN on landing misappropriated by Foss.