PERSONAL DETAILSMichael CURLEY
Birth date and place16 Sep 1835 Moone?, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5.5/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseBridget GLYNN.
ChildrenEdward 1867 (d.1874), birthplace unknown.
Margaret, date and birthplace unknown.
Michael 1871, birthplace unknown.
Bridget 1873, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edward 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place11 Aug 1886, Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Effusion of blood to the brain after apoplectic fit.
Burial date and placeAug 1886 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateLetters of Administration: 4 Oct 1886. Probate 14 Oct 1886 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3458-1886-117].
Civil Writ – John Joseph Higham (M HIgham & Sons) vs. Michael Curley deceased vs. Bridget Curley.
[Cons.3580-1889-H4].
Death Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 12 Aug 1886.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)4th (The Kings Own) Regiment. 1 Sep 1863 transferred to
Royal Canadian Rifles. 1 Jun 1870 transferred to
60th (The Kings Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment. 1 Oct 1870 transferred to
1st Battalion, 69th (South Lincolnshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3060 (4th) Private. #1224 (RCR) Private. #1639 (60th) Corporal. #1953 (69th) Corporal.
Attestation date and place16 Jul 1853 Liverpool, Lancashire.
Service/CampaignsMalta 1 month.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 3 months.
Mauritius 6 months.
East Indies 4 years 3 months.
Musters1861 Karachee & Aden [WO12-2244].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 16 Sep 1868.
Corporal to Private 24 Dec 1870 at own request.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Missing. Battle at the River Alma 20 September 1854. Severe Wound. Minor actions
at Sebastopol 24 Jul 1855.
Wounded in the trenches before Sebastopol 20 Jul 1855.  Lost his health in the service.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place30 Apr 1872 Chichester.
Length of Service18 years 228 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1932/182.
WO121/0225.
Post Discharge ResidenceBallinastoe? Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictAthlone.
Pension Amount10½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNaval Brigade. 
Departure and Arrival31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 to May 1886.
Land Grant/Purchase21 Sep 1883 Perth Loc. V143 (grant).
1 Apr 1884 Perth Loc. V143 advertised for sale.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 1 Apr 1884.
Departure from WANot applicable.