Connolly, Michael

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Birth date and placec. 1821 Oranmore, Galway, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
“Harrow”, Manor Street, Gillingham, Kent, England (1851 tentative).
Buckle Street, Whitechapel, London (1861 tentative).
Occupations pre-WAServant.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place3 Nov 1863, St Anne Limehouse, Middlesex (tentative).
SpouseJulietta AMBLER (tentative).
ChildrenMichael 1865, Whitechapel, Middlesex (tentative).
Julia 1870, Whitechapel, Middlesex (tentative).
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)19th (1st Yorkshire North Ryding) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1372 Private.
Attestation date and place8 Aug 1839 Galway, Galway.
Service/CampaignsMediterranean 5 years 9 months.
West Indies 2 years 4 months.
North America 3 years 2 months.
Crimea less than 1 year.
Musters1841 Malta [WO12-3618].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 13 Apr 1846.
Corporal to Private 7 Dec 1846.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1854.
Wounded at the Battle of Alma in the left hand by a musket ball which has fractured
the metacarpal bones,and caused permanent contraction of the fingers. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts MartialIn confinement 6 Dec 1846. Tried by a Regimental Court Martial 7 Dec 1846 for being found drunk
when on duty. Guilty. To be reduced to the Rank and Pay of a Private soldier.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place27 Feb 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service15 years 261 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1451/174.
Post Discharge ResidenceGalway.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictDeptford.
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WAReturned to England 1862/1863.  Pension paid Deptford 1863.