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PERSONAL DETAILSPatrick CAHILL
Birth date and placec. 1836 Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¾ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown [Chatham Prison Pcom2-2].
Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown. Face: long. Build: thin.
Distinguishing marks: D left side [Fremantle Prison Acc 1156-R23].
Marriage date and place1875 Bunbury, Western Australia.
SpouseSarah WOODLEY.
ChildrenRobert Charles b. 1876, Australind, Western Australia.
Ernest b. 1877 Brunswick West, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1879 Harvey, Western Australia.
George Patrick b. 1882 Parkfield, Harvey, Western Australia.
Amy b. 1885 (d. 1886 16 months) Rosamel, Australind, Western Australia.
Charles b. 1887 Rosamel, Australind, Western Australia.
Albert b. 1888 (d. 1888 1 day) Rosamel, Australind, Western Australia.
Joseph b. 1890 (d. 1891 13 months) Rosamel, Australind, Western Australia.
Lily Ada b. 1900 Bunbury, Western Australia.
Death date and place29 Oct 1919 Old Men’s Home, Claremont, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeOctober 1919 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section BB, Gravesite 0057.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)50th (The Queens Own) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#4321 Private.
Attestation date and placeafter 1851.
Service/CampaignsCrimea [Cons 752, Item 1919/2479].
Colombo, Ceylon.
Musters1861 Ceylon [WO12-6154].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesNOT on Crimea War Medal Roll [WO100-30].
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts Martial
District Courts MartialColchester, Essex, England [HO86-009-86].
Trial: 15 Jul 1857. Absent.  Sentence 112 days hard labour and stoppages.
General Courts MartialColombo, Ceylon [Acc 1156-R23].
Trial: 11 Sep 1862. Firing his rifle into a storeroom with intent to grieviously harm a Colour Sergeant.
Sentence: Life penal servitude.
Prison and Register #Sep 1862 Colombo 3 months 20 days.
Dec 1862 On board Louisa 4 months 4 days.
5 May 1863 to  24 Mar 1864 Millbank Prison #7150.
24 Mar to 14 Jun 1864 Chatham Prison #6475.
14 Jun-1 Jul to 12 Sep 1864 Convict Ship Merchantman #61 – 73 days passage from Portland.
12 Sep 1864 Fremantle Prison #7968.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNot eligible.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman. 
Departure and Arrival1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationConvict.
Labourer. General Servant. Splitter [Ac 1156-R2] .
WA Convict #7968.
WA Ticket of Leave30 Apr 1868 .
OFFENCES
Before a Resident MagistrateClick here to read offences from 25 Nov 1868 to Dec 1884 [Acc 1156-23].
WA Warrant of Remission15 Jan 1898.
WA Certificate of Freedom1 Mar 1898.
WA Conditional Pardon
Misc. Newspaper Articles