SHERIDAN – Bernard 34th and 47th Regiment

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34th Regiment Cumberland Colours

47th Regiment Badge

Died Rottnest – pictured Colonial Buildings

Captain John Sheridan – Bernard’s son – The West Australian 10 September 1936

NameSHERIDAN – Bernard
Regiment (s)34th and 47th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 948 / 949
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th October 1831 / 18 years / place not shown on attestation documents (WO97)
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years 5 months
West Indies – 5 months
Length of Service21 years 248 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th June 1853 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1853 Galway
1855 Limerick
1855 Limerick Militia
1856 Plymouth
1857 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
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 BirthDecember 1813 Ballinrobe Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsMary B 13th April 1812 Ballinakill Galway Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c1820 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage2nd November 1847 Charleville Cork Ireland – marriage recorded as Richard SHERIDAN
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1848 England
M HOUGHTON Ellen Elizabeth 20th April 1876 West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
D 17th December 1940 Kingscote South Australia
James B 3rd November 1850 Buttevant Cork Ireland
M WOODS Sarah 24th November 1874 location not yet known
D 18th January 1920 Fremantle Western Australia
Bernard B 1853 United Kingdom
D 20 December 1925, Carriewerloo Station via Port Augusta, South Australia, Buried Port Augusta cemetery
Stephen B c1854 United Kingdom (tentative)
M HUNT Margaret unknown date New Norcia Western Australia
D 11th June 1942 Queens Park Western Australia
Kate B 1855 United Kingdom (tentative)
M Not yet known
D Not yet known
Peter B 22nd December 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 25th December 1857
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeDe facto relationship with DART Joseph, expiree while separated from Bernard Sheridan
Date/Place of MarriageNo marriage occurred
Children by 2nd HusbandJoseph B 1865 Western Australia
D 1867 Western Australia
Rebecca B 1860 WA
Bp Rebecca Sheridan 18 November 1860 Fremantle WA
M FISHER John 1880 Arthur River
D 6th June 1926 Perth WA residence Mumballup WA
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery
Mary Ann B 1862 WA
Possible Bp Anna Dart 15 January 1864
Possible marriage SYLVESTER John 1882 William River
Amy B 1864 WA
Joseph Dart B October 1865 Bp 21 March 1866 Perth
D 1867 aged 1 year
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times – 29th June 1866 pages 2-3
Commercial and Trades Directory South Australia 1882 page 349
West Australian – Thursday 10th September 1936 page 9 Captain John Sheridan’s career and memories. Wonderful article but does not mention siblings
The Advertiser Adelaide – Wednesday 18th December 1940 page 16
Midland Advocate Friday 26th June 1942 page 4 Obituary Stephen Sheridan
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd December 1883 Rottnest Island Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd June 1866 Perth Western Australia: Joseph Dart, de facto, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 3 years prison for Mary Sheridan’s death
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Bernard Sherridan (sic) 949 Private 47th foot Location Barbados
1851 Bernard Sheridan 949/34/948 Private Depot 47th Foot Buttevant and Waterford
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and impaired health
Oldest son, John Sheridan, moved to South Australia in 1872. A master mariner, in fishing and general trade, he took up a lease on Kangaroo Island (around 1900 and then lived at Glanville Adelaide South Australia
The three Dart girls were admitted to the RC Orphanage on 24 February 1868. Rebecca aged 8 years, Mary Ann age 6 years and Amy aged 4 years. Rebecca and Mary Ann were sent out to service in January 1876 Rebecca to Albany and Mary Ann to Kojonup while Amy was sent to service in Perth in March 1880.