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Private William Clear (.......)

 

Back to . . .North Devonshire Regiment
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  • Occupation : Soldier
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  • Rank attained : Private
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  • Where Died / Buried : Died overseas
  • Parents Names : Michael Clear
  • Spouse's Name : Margaret Minahan
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  • Date Married : 8 March 1862
  • Where Married : Fermoy, Cork
  • Died : 18 December 1922
  • Where Died / Buried : Brisbane
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    Children :
    1 . Edward b 24 April 1864, Fermoy, Ireland. He later lived at Corbett St, West End Brisbane although his date of arrival in Australia is unknown.  Joseph and Margaret  lived with him on their arrival in Brisbane and Margaret moved back there after Joseph's death. 
    2 . John  b 24 April 1864, Fermoy, Ireland probably died in childhood
    3 . Catherine known as Kate b about 1866 m Harry Spurgun, in Brisbane during the period 1886-1893

    History & Achievements :

    Sergeant Joseph McMahon (106th foot) and Margaret Clare were married on 10 December 1872 at Fortress Gwalior, in India. Joseph McMahon was discharged from the army in about 1883, returning with his family to England.  On 18 April 1884 the family sailed for Australia from Glasgow aboard the "Crown of Aragon" - an iron steamer built in 1883 and operated by Prentice Clapperton and Co.   Joseph died from phthisis (progressive wasting disease) and exhaustion on 8 August 1885 after being in Queensland for just over a year.   After Joseph's death Margaret went to live with her son Edward Clare at Corbett Street West End.  She died in Brisbane on 18 December 1922 .
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    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: January 08, 2004.