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TIERNEY – Edward 27th Regiment and New South Wales Veteran Corps

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Pensioner Guards and Waterloo – Edward Tierney – by Jeanette Lee June 2021

Waterloo Medal

27th Foot Uniform

Attestation Paper 1826
Tierney on the Ramilies – WO23 38 00152 – Expanded
NameTIERNEY  Edward
Regiment (s)1st Battalion 27th Regiment and New South Wales Veteran Corps
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31 May 1813 Ballina Mayo/15 years/ labourer
Description – Height
5 feet 6 inches/Fresh/grey/brown
Overseas Service/DurationWaterloo 2 years c 1815 (all veterans were all awarded 2 years service despite actual time spent)
West Indies 2 years 9 months
Length of Service14 Years 1 month 3 years underage 27th foot
18 years 6 months NSW Veterans (from original documents, however more likely 12+ years)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13 December 1826 27th Foot
23 October 1838 NSW Veterans Corps
Campaign MedalsWaterloo Medal
Intended Residence at
Sydney NSW
Pension Districts1838 New South Wales admitted to Out-Pension
1845 -1853 New South Wales
1854 2nd W London
1854 Western Australia
1857 – 1858 Calcutta
Pension Paid6d increased to 9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birth1798 Kilmore Mayo 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
UNKNOWN see further information
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesArticle on formation of Veteran’s Corp – The Australian Tuesday 17 March 1829 page 2
Sydney Morning Herald Monday 14 April 1834 page 2
Sydney Morning Herald 11 August 1834 page 4
Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 3 January 1835 page 4
Departure from Western
1856 to Calcutta Bengal
Date/Place of Death/Burial18 January 1858 Calcutta
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWaterloo veterans were all awarded 2 years service
70 per cent of the 27th’s men were killed or wounded at Waterloo – the Duke of Wellington called it ‘the regiment that saved the centre of my line,’
Discharge 27th Foot due to varicose veins right leg and slight wound to the left leg
Edward Tierney arrived in New South Wales on a Convict transport possibly in 1827
2nd Discharge was when the New South Wales Veterans Corp was disbanded 1838
Edward Tierney was treated by the doctor on the Ramillies for an ulcer during the voyage to Western Australia
When Edward Tierney left Western Australia he had to refund from stoppages to his pension the cost of the passage of his wife on the Ramillies £10/4/11 less the £4/15/1 he had already repaid.
See Edward Tierney’s Story by Jeanette Lee on this page