This collection contains records from various members and generations of the Reillys, who were a military family. It starts with Bradshaw York Reilly (1807-1853) who was a Major in the Royal Engineers in Bengal, India. Bradshaw York Reilly and his wife Emily Mary (nee Robson) had seven children: Charles Henry, Bradshaw Phillip Lewis, Edmund George, Rawdon Edward Dennys, Emma, Matilda and Clara. Each male member of the family seemed to have served in the military at some point, sometimes in India, and many of them received promotions and commendations for their service. There is further information about specific family members within the detail of the collection.