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O’DEA / O’DAY – Martin 41st Regiment

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41st Regiment
Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grant
In Loving Memory
Of Bridget O’Dea
Who Died Sept 23rd 1886 Aged 49 Years
Martin O’Dea
Husband Of The Above And Late
Of The 41st Regiment
Of Foot Who Died April 25th 1893
Aged 60 Years
We Can Not Tell Who Next May Fall
Beneath Thy Chastening Rod
One Must Be First But Let Us All
Prepare To Meet Thy God
Morgan & Sanders, Perth
NameO’DEA / O’DAY – Martin
Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2584
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st August 1848 /  18 years / Buttevant Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Dark Blue / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Isles – 1 year 11 months
Malta & Turkey – 1 year 1 month
Crimea – 1 year 7 months
Length of Service7 years 201 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 18th March 1856 / Inquiry held Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Ennis Clare Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Ennis
1865-1893 Western Australia: September 1875 transferred from Fremantle to 1st Perth District
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1885 increased to 1/4d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth11th August 1830 Drumclift Ennis Clare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WARREN Bridget
B 1837 County Clare Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage4th October Drumcliff (Drumclift)1856 Ennis Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1857 Drumcliff Ennis Clare Ireland
Bridget B 1860 Drumcliff Ennis Clare Ireland
Mary Anne B 1862 Drumcliff Ennis Clare Ireland(NB The above children did not arrive in Western Australia thus probably died as infants)
Michael B 17th September 1863 Drumcliff Ennis Clare Ireland
M HAYMAN Mary 1888 Perth WA
D 23rd April 1932 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John B 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D 24 July 1952 Perth WA
Bur RC Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Francis B 1868 York, Western Australia
D 1873 Western Australia
Mary Matilda B 1870 Perth Western Australia
Peter B 1872 Perth Western Australia
D 1872 Western Australia
Patrick Joseph B 1875 Western Australia
M TOLMIE Mary Grace 1901 Perth Western Australia
D 5th March 1961 Perth 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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
1874 assigned Perth Lot 145Y of 2 roods 28 perches
Title Application 6th April 1881
Granted 15 May 1881 Title 5/1122 Corner of Aberdeen and Fitzgerald Streets West Perth
Occupation after
December 1866 to March 1870 Assistant Warder
1891 Armourer Metropolitan Rifle Volunteers
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 29th September 1886 page 4 death of Bridget O’Dea
West Australian 27th April 1893 Funeral Notice
Inquirer & Commercial News 5th May 1893 page 33
obituary and account of the military funeral
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th April 1893 Murray Street West Perth Western Australia
27th April 1893 Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd September 1886 East Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or Probate30th July 1891 Martin O’Dea made his will whereby after payment of his just debts and funeral expenses he gave the whole of his estate and effects and everything he could by law give or dispose of to his son Michael O’Dea.
He appointed Michael O’Dea executor.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Michael O’Day (sic) 2584 Private 41st Foot location Cork, Ireland and at sea
Discharge due to being medically unfit for further service
4th August 1855 Slightly wounded 2nd 3rd 4th 5th and final bombardment of Sebastopol
8th September 1855 severely wounded final attack on the Redan
21st March 1873 Martin O’Dea summonsed Stephen Chipper for allowing a ferocious and unmuzzled dog at large which bit his wife Bridget.
Interestingly his son Michael’s estate was valued at over £26,000 at his death in 1932.
During 1874 Martin O’Dea was imprisoned for unknown offence released 9th June 1875 thereabouts