Martha Anna Gormley Martin Gormley Andrew Gormley Laurence Gormley Michael Gormley Henry Gormally Harriet Hore Mini tree diagram

Martin Gormley

about 18041 - 28th Jun 18542

Life History

about 1804

Born in Loughrea, Co. Galway.1

9th Sep 1825

Other event in Military - 44th Regiment of Foot at Manchester.1

25th Jan 1826

Other event in Military - 7th Regiment of Foot.1

17th May 1835

Birth of daughter Martha Anna Gormley in Haddington Road, Dublin.3

1st May 1838

Other event in Military - 65th Regiment of Foot.1

21st Aug 1839

Birth of son Martin Gormley in Quebec.1,4


Resident in Isle aux Noix, Canada.2

British Army Worldwide Index 1841 WO12/7411
Recorded as 1327 Private 65th of Foot

1st Nov 1841

Other event in Military - Discharged to Pension..1

3rd Dec 1841

Other event in Military - Admitted as a Pensioner, Royal Hospital Chelsea.2

Register of Soldiers who served in Canada - WO120/61
Pension Office given as Ennis, Co. Clare
Pension awarded of 6d per day.

1st Feb 1843

Birth of son Andrew Gormley.5,2

15th Sep 1845

Birth of son Laurence Gormley.6,2

15th Jun 1850

Birth of son Michael Gormley.2

28th Jun 1854

Died in Ballydoogan, Loughrea, Co. Galway.2


30th Jun 1854

Buried in Loughrea, Co. Galway.3

Other facts


Married Harriet Hore


Occupation Labourer.1


Birth of son Henry Gormally in Ballydugan, Loughrea, Co. Galway.3


  • Martin Gormley Snr

    Martin Gormley joined the 44th Regiment of Foot at Manchester on the 7th September 1825 at the age of 21 he described his profession as "Labourer". His service number was 1327.

    He didn't stay with the 4th regiment for long as in January 1826 he was transferred to the 7th of Foot, The Royal Fusiliers.
    The reason for his transfer is not recorded, but on 10th of April 1830 he deserted and was at liberty for just over a year, however he gave himself up and rejoined the ranks. For this offence he was sentenced to five months imprisonment, without pay. After his discharge from Cork Prison on 4th January 1832 he continued with the Fusiliers for another six years.
    On the First of May 1838, this changed however and he was transferred to the 65th Regiment of Foot.  A regiment that was heavily involved in fighting the Canadian Rebellions of 1837.
    Martin was immediately shipped off to Canada probably as part of a draft to replace men lost in the fighting.

    Whilst in Canada, on St Patrick's Day 1841, he sustained a compound fracture of his right leg and was unable to march or perform any other duties.
    He returned to Britain and after a court of enquiry where it was agreed that the fracture was not caused by "vice, design or interference".

    He was retired aged 37 and awarded a pension based on his 14 years and 117 days service (after deductions for desertion and imprisonment).
    This included two years service in the Mediterranean, but not seeing any significant action.

    At discharge he was described a 5' 7" tall with brown hair and eyes and a fair complexion.

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