PERSONAL DETAILS Michael CONLAN (Conlon)
Birth date and place c. 1819 Rathfarnham, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
St Peters, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales (1851). See sidebar.
Occupations pre-WA Tailor.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place Before April 1851.
Spouse Mary TIERNEY.
Children Miles Patrick 1861 (d. 1862), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Thomas Patrick 1864, Fremantle, Western Australia (source Erickson only).
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1051 Private.
Attestation date and place 17 Jul 1837 Dublin, Dublin.
Service/Campaigns Mediterranean, Turkey & Crimea 5 years 1 month.
West Indies & North America 5 years 5 months.
Australia & East Indies 2 years 1 month.
Musters 1841 Malta [WO12-8278].
Promotions Private to Corporal 1 Jan 1848.
Corporal to Sergeant 13 Aug 1852.
Sergeant to Private 26 Apr 1853.
Private to Corporal 16 Jun 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 9 Dec 1854.
Reinstated as Sergeant 27 May 1857 after being in confinement 21 May to 25 May 1857,
tried and sentenced 26 May 1857.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.  Not on regiment’s medal roll which is damaged in parts.
Three Good Conduct Badges before promotion to Sergeant.
Casualty/Medical Has suffered much from chronic dysentery and is stated to be failing in health and activity.  His incapacity arises from effects of climate and length of service and has not (as far as is known) been caused or aggravated by vice or intemperance. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried twice by Courts Martial.
Defaulters Sheet of Extracts of Courts Martial not in possession of Depot, never having been received from Companies.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 23 Aug 1859 Chatham.
Length of Service 22 years 28 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1616/102.
Post Discharge Residence Glasgow or Chatham.
Post Discharge Pension District Chatham.
Pension Amount 1/8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Palmerston. 
Departure and Arrival 10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase
Subscriptions Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 25 Feb 1863.
Perth Gazette 29 Jan 1864.
Departure from WA Possible departure to Eastern States but unproven.