DALEY Martin

Private Martin Daley (.c1835........)


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  • Born : circa 1835
  • Where Born : Ireland
  • Occupation : Labourer , Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 18 October 1854.
  • Ship Arrived on : "Camperdown"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Regimental # : 3187.
  • Date of Enlistment : 1 March 1853
  • Where Enlisted : Dublin
  • Date of Discharge : 9 September 1865
  • Where Discharged : New Zealand
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names : John Daley (b.......d.) &
  • Spouse's Name : Ellen Hansberry
  • Date Married : 9th October 1862.
  • Where Married : Perth, Western Australia
  • Born : 1837
  • Where Born : County Galway
  • Occupation : Home Duties
  • Date Arrived : 28th April 1853.
  • Ship Arrived on : "bride" ship "Palestine "
  • Died : 8th Feb 1917, aged 80.
    Where Died / Buried : 24 Park Street East Maitland
  • Parents Names : Thomas Hansberry (b......d.)
  • Descendants

  • Information for Martin was kindly supplied by Ken Larbalestier......... e-mail crossbows2@msn.com.au

    Ken has a lot more Information

  • Area Settled :
    Children :
    1 . Maria DALEY (b.10th October 1862 in Perth. .....d.18th February 1947, aged 61.)Maria (known as Myra) married James Wilson (nee Boase, James adopted his step-father's surname) in Newcastle on the 2nd August, 1886.
    2 . Thomas, DALEY (b. 1866. Paddington, Sydney NSW,.....d) married Emily Pethick in 1887 in Maitland
    3 . James, DALEY (b 2nd January 1868 at East Maitland died 18th July 1931 at Balmain), aged 63
    4 . George, DALEY(b.16th December 1869 East Maitland d.).
    5 . Francis DALEY(b.8th May 1873.....d. 19th April 1951, aged 79,) East Maitland. married on the 8th June 1914 in Sydney.Margaret McNamara (b.......d.)
    6 . Joseph DALEY (.b.1875 at Maitland ....d.23rd November 1950 ) aged 75
    History & Achievements :
    Martin Daly (Daley / Daily) was a Private in the 1st Battalion, 12th Regiment of Foot (East Suffolk) British
    Army. Martin's Regimental No. was 3187. He enlisted on 1 May 1853 and received an honourable discharge in New Zealand on 9 September 1865. His rate of pay on discharge was one shilling per day.
    Martin Daly left England with a detachment from the 1st Battalion in April 1854 and arrived in Belfast, Ireland. From Belfast to Cork in June and from there the detachment along with HQ and two other companies set sail on the transport ship "Camperdown" for Melbourne, Australia, arriving on 18 October 1854. On 21 October, Martin was promptly dispatched to Ballarat where he was stationed for about two years. It seems highly probable that he participated in the
    Eureka Stockade rebellion (Sovereign Hill, Ballarat) on Sunday 3 December 1854 and its aftermath.
    As there was insufficient police to quell the miners' rebellion against an "unjust law", the military were
    called in to assist the civil authorities. A Royal Naval attachment with 4 guns, from HMS Electra and HMS Fantome, were marched with the 12th Regiment (from Melbourne to Ballarat) to reinforce the 40th Regiment already stationed in Ballarat. Many of the soldiers at Eureka would have been reluctant to attack the miners since at least one third of the soldiers were recruited in Ireland and were Irish. The 12th Regiment had 65 all ranks and suffered the following casualties - 4 dead and 6 severely wounded. Thirty (30) miners were killed.
    Carboni (an Italian miner at the Eureka Stockade rebellion) wrote in his diary that "the miners had given such a proof of their ardour in smothering with stones, bats and broken bottles, the 12th Regiment on their orderly way from Melbourne on Tuesday November 28 at the same identical spot on the Eureka." Carboni also states that immediately after Eureka, "the red coats were ordered to fall in and were marched off." The miners were the first to attack when the 12th Regiment entered the gold fields and, in attacking the rear of the detachment, killed its drummer boy on 29 November 1854.
    From the Military Pay Lists, Martin was stationed at Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and lastly New
    Zealand where Martin fought in the Maori Wars and received the NZ Maori War medal. (Angry for his father leaving his mother, Francis would later throw his father's medal into the Parramatta River when he returned to Sydney from his mother's funeral in Maitland). From a cursory reading of the pay lists, Martin performed his duties as required. Another point of interest is that while stationed in Perth, he was detailed to the Governor's guard for a short period in 1860.
    In 1861, the 12th Regiment twice marched from Sydney, where they were stationed, to Lambing Flats via
    the Blue Montains, a distance of 380km, to quell the riots of European miners who had attacked Chinese miners, cutting off their pigtails. The citizens of Lambing Flats were so ashamed of this episode that they renamed their town, Young
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