PERSONAL DETAILSJohn DOODY
Birth date and place1828 Killarney, Kerry, Ireland.
Baptism date and place4 May 1828 Killarney R.C. Church, Kerry, Ireland (see left sidebar).
Civil Census ResidencesAnglesey Barracks, Portsea, Hampshire, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown. Marks or Scars: pockmarked.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
ChildrenJoseph
Death date and place17 Oct 1908 Fremantle Asylum, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeOctober 1908 Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section MON CC, Gravesite 0229.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)95th Derbyshire Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1933 Private.
Attestation date and place21 Aug 1846 Tralee.
Service/CampaignsHong Kong 2 years 1 month.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
India 9 years 8 months.
Musters1851 Winchester & Portsmouth [WO12-9550].
1861 Poona, East Indies [WO12-9560].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Central India.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Slight wound, 1st Battle of Inkerman 26 Oct 1854. Sent to Scutari Hospital.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Eleven times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Sep 1867 Pembroke Dock.
Length of Service21 years 22 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1664/164.
Post Discharge ResidenceLondon.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd West London (1867).
Note on convict ship ‘Hougoumont’ pay list : ‘Dissenters particulars will be sent out to Australia. Not entitled to pension at the date of embarkation’ (January 1868).
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/5½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipHougoumont.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Lightkeeper at Rottnest Island for Harbour & Light Department 1883-1886 (Almanaks).
Land Grant/Purchase5 Aug 1884 North Fremantle Town Lot P66 2 acres (grant).
SubscriptionsSisters of Mercy Orphanage (1886).
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesFremantle Herald 22 Aug 1868.
Inquirer 23 Jul 1884.
Departure from WANot applicable.