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O’PREY / OPRAY – Robert 20th Regiment 1st Battalion

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20th Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp
NameO’PREY / OPRAY – Robert
Regiment (s)20th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 4260
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
Not yet known
Description – Height
Overseas Service/DurationIndia
Length of ServiceNot yet known
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th August 1861 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1861  2nd Belfast
1863 1st Glasgow
1863 1st Belfast
1865-1866 Western Australia
1866-1920 Victoria
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1838 Killinchy Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
OPREY Samuel
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsSamuel B c1840 Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1833 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage18th May 1859 Newtownards Down Ireland
Children by 1st WifeSarah B 1860 Ireland
M MASEY Edward 1881 Victoria
D 27 July 1940 F/field Victoria
Bur New Melbourne Cemetery Fawkner
Susan B 1863 Ireland
M HALLETT Samuel John 1890 Victoria
D 2nd July 1951 Richmond Victoria
Mary B 26th July 1864 38 Melbourne Street Belfast Antrim Ireland
Mary B 1867 Collingwood Victoria
M GULLIVER William Henry 1895 Victoria
Robert Allan B 1870 Richmond Victoria
M BENTON Beatrice Emily Christina 1898 Victoria
D 2nd September 1922 Richmond Victoria
Bur Burwood Cemetery
Samuel B 1872 Collingwood Victoria
M NILSSON Florence Adelane
D 24 June 1952 Abbotsford Victoria
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BROGAN Charles
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Susannah
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23 November 1866 page 2 Gem to Melbourne
The Age Tuesday 14 September 1920 page 12 Funeral notice
The Argus Tuesday 14 September 1920 page 1 Death Notice Robert
The Age Saturday 5 December 1896 page 5 Memorial Margaret Oprey died 1894
Departure from Western
1866 to South Australia per “Gem” with wife and four children
Date/Place of Death/Burial12 September 1920 Brunswick West Victoria
Melbourne General Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
5th December 1894 Abbotsford Victoria
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, worldwide index:
1861 4260 Robert O”Pray(sic) location Chatham
Discharge: Robert was disabled by a wound on 18th March 1858 Lucknow.
In the 1861 Census Robert O Prey is a lodger at the White Bull victualling house at Corn Exchange Street Cambridgeshire England. He was age 23, unmarried, a private in the 20th regiment of foot and had been born in Ireland Parish Killahey (sic)