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41st Regiment
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Inkerman & Alma Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Legion d’Honeur medal
NameSTARKEY – Peter
Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2482
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th June 1848 / 17 years 10 months / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / Undefined wound
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 3 years
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years 3 months
West Indies – 1 year 7 months
Length of Service10 years 175 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16th March 1859 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Légion d’Honneur medal (listed in London Gazette 5th August 1856 Issue 6620 page 686 for “Stockey, Peter Lance-Corporal Peter 41st Regiment.)
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1859 Galway
1861-1886 Western Australia
1886-1901 Victoria 
Pension Paid8d per diem
1881 applied for an increase in pension but was refused.
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth14th May 1829 Galway Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1845 (deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeBridget B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
D 31st March 1861 aged 3 months
bur St. Patrick’s Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas B 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1939 Mt. Park Victoria
Mary Catherine B 28th April 1864 Perth Western Australia
M GRAY George 1887 Victoria
D 26 February 1951 Fitzroy Victoria
Michael Peter Patrick B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
D 30th December 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
bur 30th December 1868 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Ann Jane bap 4th December 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
KINNENN (sic) James
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
TUREEN Mary (tentative)
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant warder Convict Department from 1868 until March 1882
Newspaper Articles
WA Times Thursday 4th February 1864 – page 4
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 25th January 1865 – page 3
Inquirer Wednesday 13th September 1865 – page 3
Perth Gazette and WA Times Friday 16th February 1872
West Australian Friday 3rd March 1882 – page 2
The Age Friday 5th July 1901 – page 8 Funeral Notice
The Herald (Melbourne, Victoria) Friday 5th July 1901 – page 1 Death of Peter Starkey
Departure from Western
Pension paid in Victoria from 1st October 1886: not known how and when Peter Starkey left Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd July 1901 5 Pilgrim Street Footscray Victoria
Melbourne General Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1901 Hotham West Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Severe wound at the final attack on the Redan 8 September 1855.
British Army Worldwide Index
1851 Peter Starkey, 2482, Private, 41st, Location Cork, Ireland & at sea. WO12/5447
AJCP reel 1634 Piece 129 part 2 page 293
Peter Starkey nominated his sister-in-law Catherine Keleen (sic) aged 20 living St. Clare Convent, Galway as a government Immigrant.
In 1865 Peter Starky (sic) went to Camden Harbour as a blacksmith, his wife did not accompany him and he is recorded as being a single man.
In 1881 Peter applied for the grant of £15 for building his house but was refused as it was built on private land.
A Magisterial Inquiry was held into Peter Starkey’s death found he died of acute alcoholism