PERSONAL DETAILSRoderick DONOHUE
Birth date and placec. 1834 Lorrha, Portumna, Tipperary, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place18 Feb 1857 Kilworth, Cork, Ireland. By Licence, Diocese of Cloyne.
SpouseMary WHELAN.
Children
Owing to spelling variations, (e.g. Donohue, Donahue, Donohoe, Donoghue etc.) individuals are difficult to identify.
Sources: Kilworth RC Baptism Register, National Library of Ireland, WA General Registrar’s Index, Family Search Index.
WA Bicentennial Dictionary.
Bridget 1858, Kilworth, Cork, Ireland.
James 1859, Kilworth, Cork, Ireland.
Elizabeth 1864, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Maria 1866, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Margaret Ellen 1868, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth (Isabella) 1871, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cecily 1873, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place27 Jul 1882 Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Cystitis.
Burial date and placeJul 1882 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 28 Mar 1882. Oath of Administration: 14 Apr 1883.
[Cons 3458-1883-003].
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & Commercial News 9 Aug 1882.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)68th (Durham) Light Infantry Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2910 Private.
Attestation date and place15 Jan 1852 Birr, King’s County.
Service/CampaignsMalta 10 months.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Musters
Promotions & ReductionsPrivate to Corporal 20 Nov 1855.
Corporal to Private 23 Aug 1856.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
French Military Medal.
Casualty/MedicalWas wounded in the right arm by a piece of shell on the 19th August 1855 whilst in the trenches in the Crimea: he cannot use his arm properly , in consequnce of the nerves having been injured,  and at times finds it quite numbed and powerless.  He is not able to handle his firelock (?) or do his duty as a soldier and is therefore recommended to be invalided. Conduct in hospital Good. Occupation before enlisting Labourer.  Unfit for further service from gunshot wound right arm.
Regimental Courts MartialTried for being drunk at Fermoy on 15 Aug 1856. Imprisoned 15 Aug 1856 to 22 Aug 1856.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place15 Oct 1856 Fermoy.
Length of Service4 years 267 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1594/156.
Post Discharge ResidenceBirr, King’s County, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension District1st Cork.
Pension Amount8d. per diem.  Increased to 1/4d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork.
Departure and Arrival8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 21 Aug 1880. Discharged 22 Jan 1882 – continual sickness.
Land Grant/Purchase26 Nov 1883 Lot 82E Perth (grant to widow).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.