PERSONAL DETAILS John DOODY
Birth date and place 1828 Killarney, Kerry, Ireland.
Baptism date and place 4 May 1828 Killarney R.C. Church, Kerry, Ireland (see left sidebar).
Civil Census Residences Anglesey Barracks, Portsea, Hampshire, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown. Marks or Scars: pockmarked.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children Joseph
Death date and place 17 Oct 1908 Fremantle Asylum, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place October 1908 Fremantle Cemetery, Roman Catholic Section MON CC 0229.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 95th Derbyshire Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1933 Private.
Attestation date and place 21 Aug 1846 Tralee.
Service/Campaigns Hong Kong 2 years 1 month.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
India 9 years 8 months.
Musters 1851 Winchester & Portsmouth [WO12-9550].
1861 Poona, East Indies [WO12-9560].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Central India.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight wound, 1st Battle of Inkerman 26 Oct 1854. Sent to Scutari Hospital.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
Eleven times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 10 Sep 1867 Pembroke Dock.
Length of Service 21 years 22 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1664/164.
Post Discharge Residence London.
Post Discharge Pension District 2nd 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 Amount 1/- per diem. Increased to 1/5½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Hougoumont.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Lightkeeper at Rottnest Island for Harbour & Light Department 1883-1886 (Almanaks).
Land Grant/Purchase 5 Aug 1884 North Fremantle Town Lot P66 2 acres (grant).
Subscriptions Sisters of Mercy Orphanage (1886).
Misc. Newspaper Articles Fremantle Herald 22 Aug 1868.
Inquirer 23 Jul 1884.
Departure from WA Not applicable.