PERSONAL DETAILS Patrick ABBOTT
Birth date and place 1833 St Mary’s, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6.5/8ths ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 21 Oct 1855 St Peter’s, Athlone, Roscommon, Ireland.
Warrant issued in South Australia on 10 Sep 1869 & 26 Jul 1872 for deserting his wife Bridget
[SA Police Gazette 6 Oct 1869, 31 Jul 1872]
Spouse Bridget FITZMAURICE.
Children None.
Death date and place 15 Feb 1902 Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2818 Private.
Attestation date and place 13 Aug 1851 Dublin.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. 1st Attack on the Redan. 18 June 1855.
Disabled by contraction of right elbow joint after gunshot wound received on 18th June in the attack on the Redan. Ball entered on outer and back part of forearm near to back of radius and emerged at point of olecranon. Cannot straighten his forearm beyond an obtuse angle with the upper arm [WO97/1447/1 p.3].
Invalided to England 4 Jul 1855 [Medal Roll WO100-27-289].
1 Oct 1876 Admitted to In-Patient Kilmainham.
1 Feb 1879 Re-admitted to In-Patient Kilmainham.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 2 Oct 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 4 years 51 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1447/1.
Post Discharge Residence Athlone.
Post Discharge Pension District Athlone Oct 1855 to Jun 1858. 1st Manchester Jun to Aug 1858. Dublin Sep 1858. Athlone Oct 1858.
WA 1864. South Australia from 1865. Dublin from 1 Jan 1876.
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.  Increased to 10d. per diem 17 Aug 1876, Dublin.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clara.
Departure and Arrival 30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Oct 1864.
South Australia Police Gazette 1869, 1871, 1872, 1877 (deserting his wife).
Departure from WA Sea Ripple for Adelaide, South Australia 9 Oct 1864 with wife.
Returned to Ireland from South Australia 1875. Pension paid in Dublin from 1 Jan 1876.
Warrant for deserting wife in Adelaide outstanding in May 1877.