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POWER – Michael 3rd Regiment 2nd Battalion

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3RD Regiment
Greenough – SRO Cons 5000 – Pensioner Land – Michael Power
NamePOWER  Michael
Regiment (s)3rd Regiment 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 296
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th September 1857/24 years/ Birmingham Warwickshire
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 1/2 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / Not mentioned
Overseas Service/DurationMalta 4 years 2 months
Gibraltar 2 Years
West Indies – 2 years
Length of Service9 years 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9 October 1866 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Birmingham, England
Pension Districts1866 Birmingham
1867 Portsmouth
1869 Kilkenny
1872 Birmingham
1872 Worcester
1874-1900 Western Australia
Pension Paid1866 8d per diem temporary for 2 years 3 months to 29 January 1869
19th January 1869 8d for 1 year
28th December 1869 8d for 1 year
10th January 1871 6d per diem permanent
1894 8d per diem permanent for good conduct
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 – Gravesend, Kent, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE  18th February 1874 Fremantle, Western Australia
Date/Place of Birthc1833 / Thurles Tipperary 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
UNKNOWN Anastacia
B C1846
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone found
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
Assigned Bootenal, Greenough near Geraldton Loc X21 of 20 acres 13 perches
24th February 1882 Title Application
26th November 1883 Deed of grant issued
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesVictoria Express (Geraldton WA) Saturday 5th September 1885 Death of Mrs Power
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11 November 1900 / Perth WA / Karrakatta Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st August 1885 Bootenal WA
Bur Greenough Cemetery WA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Michael Power 296 Private 2nd Batt 3rd Foot location Malta
Discharged for Pulmonary Consumption 

SROWA Cons 1277 1881/072: 6th June 1881 Payment of £15 to Michael Power 3rd foot Bootenal for cottage

Michael Power spent quite a lot of time in litigation with his neighbours namely John Stephan Maley (twice), James Toohill, Joseph Hindley, and William Hepburn Gale.
In 1897 the resident magistrate Cue recommended him for the Poor House as he was destitute:
SROWA Cons 527 1897/1843
Telegram from resident magistrate dated 11th June 1897 re Michael Power destitute incurable invalid wants admission to depot – Shall I send him down? It is necessary to do something for him. Approved 11th June 1897