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REILLY / RIELY – John 57th Regiment

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RILEY John – Obituary Western Mail 27 Sep 1902

57th Regiment West Middlesex Badge
John Reilly 57th Regiment – courtesy Jeff Osborne

John Reilly History courtesy Jeff Osborne

Lived 53 Helena Street Guildford
Grave site information of John Reilly at Karrakatta Cemetery
Regiment (s)57th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 995
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd January 1838 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 10 months
East Indies – 8 years
Length of Service18 years 293 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 10th October 1856 / Birr Barracks Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Birr
1857 Dublin
1859-1902 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
12th May 1874 Increased to 1/3½d 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 Mary’s Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1795 Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
O’HARA Kathleen
B 1800 Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
STAFFORD Ann or Mary Ann
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage27th July 1849 Monaghan Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann baptised 13 November 1850 Dublin, Ireland
Born 1 November 1850 Rotunda Barracks Dublin (see Newspaper article below for her obituary)
M BLECHYNDEN Henry George 1874 York Western Australia
D 26th December 1923 Beverley Western Australia
bur Edwards Crossing Beverley Western Australia
John baptised 11 Oct 1852 St Patrick’s, Cork city, Cork, Ireland
M TURNER Mary Jane 1893 York Western Australia
D 2nd October 1908 Coolgardie WA bur Coolgardie Cemetery
Margaret baptised June 1856 Offaly and Tipperary, Ireland
M O’NEAL John 1885 Guildford Western Australia
D 22nd May 1932 Western Australia
Eliza Jane B 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
M MINETT WILLIAM 1901 Peak Hill Western Australia
D 22nd August 1931 Midland Junction Western Australia
Ellen B 1862 Perth Western Australia
M 1) McDONALD Robert 5th January 1885 Western Australia
M 2) GREY Edward Edwin 1900 Guildford Western Australia
D 14th June 1910 Midland Junction Western Australia
Tarrans/Terence Edward B 15th August 1864 Guildford Western Australia (appears to have been called Edward)
M McLOUGHLIN Bridget 1894 unknown location
D 25 September 1931
William B 1867 Guildford Western Australia
M McCARTHY Mary Ann Charlotte 1900 Perth Western Australia
D 28th August 1919 Midland Junction Western Australia
Catherine B 1871 Guildford Western Australia
M McDONOUGH Frederick 1891 Guildford Western Australia
D 24th November 1932 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not yet known
Occupation after
Assistant Warder
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Friday 19 Sep 1902 page 4 Death Notice
Western Mail 27 Saturday 27 Sep 1902 page 37 Obituary
The W.A. Record Saturday 17th October 1908 page 17 Death of John
The West Australian Saturday 18th June 1910 page 12 Death of Ellen Grey
The Daily News Thursday 28th August 1919 page 6 Funeral of William
The Beverley Times Sat 5 Jan 1924 Page 3 Obituary for Mary Ann Blechynden for birthplace.
The West Australian Monday 24th August 1931 page 1 Death of Eliza Jane Minett.
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th September 1902 Guildford Western Australia
17th September 1902 Roman Catholic Section  Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Died March 22nd 1907 at her house in Guildford
Buried Sunday 24th March 1907 (see gravestone photo)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index 1841 John Riely (sic) 995 Private 57th Foot, tailer from St. Mary’s Dublin location Fort St. George and Trichonopoly

1851 John Reilly 995 Private location Madras

Discharge due to general debility and reduction in Army. 

John Reilly’s house at 53 Helena Street Guildford is listed by the National Trust (Lot 83)
Purchased Lot 83 Guildford

Refer here as to claims John received the Crimean War Medal