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O’KEEFE / O’KEEFFE- Michael 37th Regiment

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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
NameO’KEEFE / O’KEEFFE – Michael
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1201
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th November 1836 / 18 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Hazel / Dark Brown
Overseas Service/DurationJamaica – 1 year 2 months
Halifax Nova Scotia – 2 years 10 months
Ceylon – 9 years  10 months
Length of Service20 years 354 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th November 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1857-1958 Limerick
1858-1859 2nd North London
1859 – July 1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1818 St. John’s Limerick Limerick 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
B c1832 (deduced from age at death)
bap 7th January 1833 St Michael’s Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage11th January 1858 St Mary’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland
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
MANAHAN Margaret
Not yet known
7th February 1831 at St. Michael’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland
2nd Husband of WifeLEARY / O’LEARY Daniel – 57th Regiment arrived “York” 1862
Date/Place of Marriage1872 Perth Western Australia (shown as Mary O’ Kieff)
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 10th May 1888 – page 2 Funeral notice Daniel O’Leary
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th July 1871 Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th April 1898 Perth Barracks Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries with 1st husband Michael O’KEEFE
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Michael O’Keefe 1201 private location Halifax Nova Scotia
1851 Michael O’Keefe 1201 private 37th Foot location Kandy and Colombo Ceylon
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and generally worn out.
1862 Michael O’Keefe nominated his sister-in-law Bridget Russell (aged 20 living at Shanagolden Limerick) to migrate to Western Australia
In 1880 Daniel O’Leary was living with 4 children (1 boy and 3 girls) at the Mt. Eliza Barracks, it is impossible to say if these were the children of Daniel or Michael O’Keeffe.
The O’Keefe grave at East Perth Cemetery has an inscribed headstone and metal surrounds, death year is incorrect for Michael