PERSONAL DETAILSMichael CONLAN (Conlon)
Birth date and placec. 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-WATailor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeBefore April 1851.
SpouseMary TIERNEY.
ChildrenMiles 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 place17 Jul 1837 Dublin, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsMediterranean, Turkey & Crimea 5 years 1 month.
West Indies & North America 5 years 5 months.
Australia & East Indies 2 years 1 month.
Musters1841 Malta [WO12-8278].
PromotionsPrivate 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 BadgesCrimea 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/MedicalHas 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 MartialTried twice by Courts Martial.
Defaulters Sheet of Extracts of Courts Martial not in possession of Depot, never having been received from Companies.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place23 Aug 1859 Chatham.
Length of Service22 years 28 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1616/102.
Post Discharge ResidenceGlasgow or Chatham.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictChatham.
Pension Amount1/8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipPalmerston. 
Departure and Arrival10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase
SubscriptionsLancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 25 Feb 1863.
Perth Gazette 29 Jan 1864.
Departure from WAPossible departure to Eastern States but unproven.