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SHEA / O’SHEA – Timothy 37th Regiment

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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Death Certificate
Wife’s Obituary – Geraldton Guardian Saturday 12th June 1915


NameSHEA / O’SHEA – Timothy
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2018
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th May 1842 / 17 years 8 months / Tralee Kerry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 6 years 10 months
Length of Service11 years 348 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th September 1854 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1855 Tralee
1857-1857 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem temporary for 3 years to 3 October 1857: refused increase in pension
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1824 Filemore, Cahersiveen Kerry Ireland
Date/Place of Baptismbap (RC) 23rd October 1825 Killarney Kerry Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
SHEA Michael
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
19th February 1822 Killarney Kerry Ireland (RC)
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1826 Killarney Kerry Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage20th February 1849 Killarney Kerry Ireland
Children by 1st WifePatrick (Patsey) B 1854 Ireland
Bp 11-15th December 1854 Cahersiveen Kerry Ireland
M EVANS Isabella 1883 Northampton Western Australia
D 5th October 1925 Northampton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Northampton Cemetery Western Australia
Catherine B 1857 Princetown Jamaica(?) during voyage of CLARA to Australia
M KENYON Thomas 1872 Murchison District WA
M HUMBERSTON John 1891 Northampton WA
D 9th October 1922 Northam Western Australia
Michael B 27th September 1858 at Wanerenooka (near Northampton) Western Australia
D 21st February 1859 Wanerenooka Western Australia
Mary B 1864 Wanerenooka Western Australia
M CRAGAN Timothy 1880 Northampton Western Australia
D 26th July 1897 Northampton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Northampton Western Australia
Ellen B Fortune Mine Western Australia
D 1895 unknown location
John B Not yet known
Bridget B 1st January 1871 unknown location
M LAMBSDALE Samuel William 15th August 1901 Northampton Western Australia
D 2nd July 1947 Geraldton 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
Copper miner
Newspaper ArticlesGeraldton Guardian Saturday 12th June 1915 – page 2 Obituary Mary Shea, some of the facts in this article are not borne out by our research
Geraldton Advertiser Wednesday 3 July 1895 page 2 Death Ellen Shea
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st October 1881 Wanerenooka (copper mine near Northampton)
Wanerenooka Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st June 1915 Northampton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Northampton Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Timothy Shea 2018 Private 37th regiment location Kandy and Colombo
Discharge due to tumour on upper jaw causing great enlargement of the bones of the face
Although Timothy was refused an increase in his pension in 1857 his name remained on the WO23s up to 1875. He was told he had no claim to a deferred pension 4 February 1875
12TH December 1885 the Resident Magistrate Geraldton requested assistance for the support of widow Mary Shea however one of her sons was willing to support her. SROWA Cons 527 1885/5061