PERSONAL DETAILSThomas BYRNE
Birth date and placec. 1820, Ferns, Wexford, Ireland.
Baptism date and place10 Oct 1820 Rathangan, Diocese of Ferns, Wexford, Ireland.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
31 Singleton Road, Preston, Lancashire, England (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseCatherine ?
ChildrenJohn 1856 Wigan, Lancashire.
Death date and place7 May 1885 Greenough, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateLetters of Administration: 29 Dec 1888. Probate: 15 Jan 1889 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3458-1889-182].
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment. 1 Nov 1844 transferred to
31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment. 1 Apr 1846 transferred to
50th (The Queens Own) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2768 Private.
Attestation date and place11 Dec 1840, Dublin, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Musters1841 Quettah, Bombay, India [WO12-5352].
1851 Ashton under Lyne [WO12-6143].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalGunshot fracture of right tibia received at Inkermann.  Unfit for further service.
Sent home 24 Mar 1855.
Regimental Courts MartialTried at Calcutta 29 Dec 1847 for habitual drunkenness.
Sentence 20 days imprisonment and loss of 1 d. per diem.
Imprisoned 22 Dec 1847 to 17 Jan 1848.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place24 Jul 1855 Fermoy.
Length of Service14 years 201 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1544/76.
Post Discharge ResidencePreston.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictPreston (1855). Bolton (1856). Bermuda (1862). Western Australia (1863).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.  Increased to 1/3d. per diem 1874.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase28 Mar 1889 Victoria Loc. 10X Bootenal (grant to son).
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