PERSONAL DETAILSMatthew TIERNEY (Tearney)
Birth date and placec. 1817 St Marks, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place21 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 ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & 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 place8 Nov 1837 Walton, Stafford.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 7 years 9 months.
Corfu 1 year 6 months.
Crimea 1 year 3 months.
Musters1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-6673].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialTried 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place12 Jun 1860 Cork.
Length of Service22 years 167 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1564/138.
Post Discharge ResidenceBaggot Street, Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Cork (1860). 2nd Manchester (1861).
Pension Amount1/0½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork. 
Departure and Arrival8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.