PERSONAL DETAILS Matthew TIERNEY (Tearney)
Birth date and place c. 1817 St Marks, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 21 Oct 1876 Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound in the left jaw. Accidental death (Inquest).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Inquirer & Commercial News 2 & 4 Oct 1876.
Western Australian Times 3 & 27 Oct 1876.
Inquirer & Commercial News 1 Nov 1876.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #954 Private.
Attestation date and place 8 Nov 1837 Walton, Stafford.
Service/Campaigns East Indies 7 years 9 months.
Corfu 1 year 6 months.
Crimea 1 year 3 months.
Musters 1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-6673].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried on 20 Aug 1849 & Sentenced 42 days imprisonment with hard labour and forfeited 1d. a day for 6 months.
Imprisoned 20 Aug 1849 to 29 Sep 1849.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 12 Jun 1860 Cork.
Length of Service 22 years 167 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1564/138.
Post Discharge Residence Baggot Street, Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Cork (1860). 2nd Manchester (1861).
Pension Amount 1/0½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship York. 
Departure and Arrival 8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.