Private Martin Daley (.c1835........)
Back to . . . 12th
Foot East Suffolk Regiment
Where Born :
Occupation : Labourer , Soldier
Date Arrived : 18
Ship Arrived on : "Camperdown"
Rank on Discharge : Private
Regimental # : 3187.
Date of Enlistment : 1 March
Where Enlisted : Dublin
Date of Discharge :
9 September 1865
Where Discharged : New
Where Died /
Parents Names : John
Daley (b.......d.) &
Spouse's Name : Ellen
Date Married : 9th October
Where Married : Perth,
Where Born :
Occupation : Home Duties
Date Arrived : 28th
Ship Arrived on : "bride"
ship "Palestine "
8th Feb 1917, aged 80.
Died / Buried : 24 Park Street
Parents Names : Thomas
Ken has a lot more
- 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),
- 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
- 6 . Joseph DALEY (.b.1875 at Maitland
....d.23rd November 1950 ) aged 75
- History &
- Martin Daly (Daley / Daily) was a Private in the
1st Battalion, 12th Regiment of Foot (East Suffolk)
- 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
- As there was insufficient police to quell the
miners' rebellion against an "unjust law", the
- 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
- 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
- © Copyright B & M Chapman
- Last revised: January 09, 2004.