PERSONAL DETAILSThomas BUTLER
Birth date and placec. 1829 Lowcurren, Stradbally, Queens, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesSt Aubin Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place1848 Ireland.
SpouseMary CONNOR or O’CONNOR.
Children

*Source: Bicentennial Dictionary,
R Erickson and 1861 Census.
No corroboration as records are indistinguishable.

*Sarah 1849, England.
*Bridget 1850/51, England.
*Thomas 1853/54, England.
*Mary Jane 1859/60, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
Julia 1863, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
*Lina 1865? England.
Helen 1868, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Sophia 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William 1872, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place3 Oct 1886 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment.  1 Jun 1848 transferred to
3rd (East Kent) Regiment (The Buffs).
Limerick Militia 1855 [M S James].
Regiment No. and Rank#2423 & #2608 Private.
Attestation date and place5 Jan 1847 Dublin.
Service/CampaignsGreece 5 months.
Malta 1 month.
Crimea 5 months.
Musters1851 Birr, Templemore & Cork, Ireland [WO12-2141].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal. Turkish Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe Wound. 1st Attack on the Redan. 18 June 1855.
Disabled by cannon shot wound lft hand on 18th Jun 1855. Wounded by musket ball on back of hand 7th June and injured on left side of back by a gabion knocked down by a shell 3rd June.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place16 Oct 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service8 years 286 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1390/104.
Post Discharge ResidenceLimerick.
Pension DistrictLimerick (1855). Carlow (1857). Limerick (1857). 2nd Plymouth (1859). Jersey (1860). Limerick (1861). 1st East London (1861). Jersey (1861/62). 1st Liverpool (1864). 1st Glasgow (1864).
1st Belfast (1864). Jersey (1865).
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/4d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipCorona.
Departure and Arrival16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase7 Oct 1868, Fremantle Town Lots 690, 691 @ £6 each (purchased).
20 Oct 1880, Cockburn Sound Loc. 173 Willagee Swamp (grant).
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