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46th Regiment South Devonshire
NameREILLY / RIELLY – Joseph
Regiment (s)46th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 406
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd March 1826 / 21 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 5 years 312 days
Length of Service21 years 193 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 28th September 1847 / Fort George Guernsey Channel Islands
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Branixstown near Trim Meath Ireland
Pension Districts1847 1st Dublin
1848 Jersey
1850 Southampton
1850 Tilbury
1850 Woolwich
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1863 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/8 per diem Increased 6th August 1850 to 1/9d per diem retrospective to 19th October 1847
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Brannockstown Trim Meath 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
REGAN Catherine
c1808 Brannockstown Trim Meath Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJoseph Thomas B 23rd December 1836 Richmond Barracks Dublin Ireland
bap 9th January 1837 St. James Dublin Ireland
M 1st BARROWS Mary Lucille 10th April 1855 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd FERNIHOUGH Annie 30th May 1906 Northam Western Australia
D 13th October 1915 Northam Western Australia
bur Northam Pioneer Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine B 1839 Stonehouse Barracks Plymouth Devon England
Philip B c 16th May 1841 St. Helier Jersey Channel Irelands
M BUTLER Ellen 29th August 1876 Perth Western Australia
D 18th December 1895 Marble Bar Western Australia
Jane Mary B 1843 Athlone Ireland
M LUCAS Joseph Aloysius 10th April 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 14th May 1922 Bayswater 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
Occupation after
Staff Office book keeper (Clerk)
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News 14th May 1852
Inquirer and Commercial News Perth 9th December 1863 page 2 Death notice of Joseph Reilly late Quartermaster Sergeant of Her Majesty’s 46th Regiment
Western Australian Times Perth 10th December 1863 Page 2 as above
Western Australian Times Perth 30th May 1879 page 2 JT Reilly departs Perth
Western Australian Times Perth 10th June 1879 page 2 Passenger list Rob Roy
West Australian Perth 16th November 1880
Northam Advertiser 21st December 1895 page 2 death of Philip
The Record Perth 22nd November 1902 page 13 Obit Mrs JT Reilly
The Record Perth 16th October 1915 page 9 Obit for JT Reilly
Northam Advertiser 16th October 1915 page 2 Obit for JT Reilly
West Australian Perth 20th September 1927 page 1 death of Ellen Reilly
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd December 1863 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1854 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Joseph Reilly 406 Corporal 46th Foot location Depot Jersey and Cork
!841 Census HO 107/1461/17/34
Fort Regent Barracks Jersey Channel Islands
Joseph Reily (sic) age 35 soldier is living with his wife Catherine age 30, , son Joseph age 5 all born Ireland, daughter Catherine age 2 born England and son Philip aged just 21 days, he was born on Jersey.
Joseph Thomas Reilly wrote an autobiography titled “Reminiscences of Fifty Years Residence in Western Australia” in 1903 which sets out the origin and subsequent descendants of the Reilly family. This book was later republished in a shortened form by Lucille Quinlan as “Undaunted Spirit.”