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40th Somersetshire Regiment
28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colour
NameRING – Mark
Regiment (s)40th and 28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 40th Regiment – 659
28th Regiment – 2375
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd November 1833 / 22 years / Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years
Length of Service 13 years 41 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th December 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Kilkenny
1849-1858 Falkland islands
1859-1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d 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 Birth1811 Danes Fort Kilkenny Kilkenny 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 1834 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage9th August 1847 St Patrick’s Kilkenny Ireland
witness Patrick Hoyne possibly Mary’s brother
Children by 1st WifeJohn Baptised 16th June 1850 Falkland Islands
M 1) Sarah Robins – No marriage found 1 birth registered 1875 for son Ernest John
M 2) Mary Morrison – No marriage or children found in WA Registers
M 3) Jane Nuricup 1876 Beverley, Western Australia, Jane was Indigenous 2 children’s births registered 1876 and 1886
D 21st February 1929 Old Men’s Home Claremont Western Australia
William B 7th April 1852 Falkland islands
Baptised 9th May 1852 Falkland Islands
M McGARVIE Mary Ann 1873 Perth Western Australia daughter of EPG Bernard McGarvie
D 16th August 1938 Bassendean Western Australia
Michael B 13th July 1853 Falkland Islands
Baptised 11th October 1853 13th July 1853 Falkland Islands
M Karinan (Caroline) unknown date and location
D 30th October 1901 Katanning Western Australia
Mary B 21st July 1854 Falkland Islands
Baptised 20th April 1855 Falkland Islands
D 1st June 1855 Falkland Islands
Mark B 7th February 1856 Falkland Islands
M CLAFFEY Mary 1880 Perth Western Australia daughter of EPG Patrick Claffey
D 8th-10th February 1933 Nyabing Western Australia
Mary B 1861 Western Australia
D 30th August 1863 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Margaret B 1863 Perth Western Australia
M JACKSON Thomas Joseph
D 4th April 1937, Bellevue Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeM McDERMOTT William – 67th Regiment arrived per the Hougoumont 1868
Date/Place of Marriage16th April 1870 Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
July 1867 granted Lot Y115 of 3 roods on the corner of Hardinge Fitzgerald and Roe Streets West Perth
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News 2nd September 1864 page 2 Death of daughter Mary
Gnowangerup Star and Tambellup-Ongerup Gazette Saturday 25th February 1933 page 2 Death of Mark Ring
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th April 1869 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia with daughter Mary
Date/Place of Death/Burial
15th May 1879 Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill dated 7 April 1869 available State Records Office WA Cons 3403/1879/587

The date of death for Mary McDermott formerly Ring 15/5/1879 explains the delay in proving the will of Mark Ring.
SROWA Cons 3403/1879/587
Mark left the whole of his estate and effects to his wife Mary Ring on the proviso that if she should remarry the property should be used for the sole benefit of his children John, William, Michael, Mark and Margaret but should any of them marry during the period of his wife’s widowhood without her consent it would be a bar against them receiving any profit from the property.
He lists the assets as: a cottage and grant in the Perth Pensioner Village.
Sundry cattle, horses, a cart and harness.
Staff Sergeant Major John Gorman & pensioner William White were the executors and pensioners William Armitage and John Flynn the witnesses.
Will Dated 7 April 1869.

Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index
Mark Ring 40th Foot # 659
Location Quettah, Bombay, IndiaIn 1850 thirty married Chelsea Pensioners went to the Falkland Island with thirty kit houses to form a permanent garrison and Police force, however in 1857 disillusioned with the quality of the land grants and the inclement weather conditions, Mark and Mary Ring together with another 6 of the remaining pensioners returned to the UK at the Government’s expense.See Home – Archives (nationalarchives.gov.fk) For further information on the pensioners at the Falkland IslandsCons 1496/ 1901/ 1840/ 07: Hand Written letter to the Premier from Mary Ring regarding the termination of her employment as a cleaner of Government officers.They answered that her employment was of a temporary manner and she had given them good reasons to dismiss her. In a memo from the Public Works it said she had been ‘deficit in sobriety and had a contentious disposition to quarrel with the Superintendent of female cleaners’ despite cautions of which she took little heed. Given the letter is from the Premier it seems this is most likely to Mark Ring Jr’s wife Mary nee Claffey,