PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam DORAN
Birth date and placec. 1837 Ireland [MT32-2-24 TNA].
Note: his father, William Doran, was residing in Sligo, Ireland in Nov 1859-Jul 1860 [PCom2-42-9569].
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 4 ins. Complexion: freckled. Eyes: hazel.  Hair: sandy. Face: oval. Build: middling stout.
Distinguishing marks: D on left side.
Marriage date and place(1) 5 Jan 1870 Geraldton, Western Australia (unproven – Erickson Dictionaries & GRO Index).
(2) 1909 Geraldton, Western Australia.
Spouse(1) Mary Elizabeth DALTON  (unproven – Erickson Dictionaries & GRO Index).
(2) Annie PADBURY.
Children1st Marriage (unproven – Erickson Dictionaries & GRO Index):
William Henry b. 1871 Geraldton, Western Australia.
James Francis b. 1873 Greenough, Western Australia.
2nd Marriage:
William Padbury b. 1889 Greenough, Western Australia (registered as Doran).
Charlotte Mary Padbury b. 1890 (d.1891) Upper Irwin, Western Australia (registered as Doran).
Rose Ann b. 1892 (d.1897) Upper Irwin, Western Australia (registered as Doran and Padbury).
Elizabeth Maude b. 1894 Yandenghar, Western Australia (registered as Padbury).
Annie b. 1897 (d. 1897) Yalgoo, Western Australia (registered as Doran).
Death date and place18 Jun 1910 Geraldton, Western Australia.
Burial date and place19 Jun 1910 Roman Catholic Cemetery, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Officiating: Rev Father Hilly.
Will and ProbateNone
Death Notices and ObituariesGeraldton Guardian 18 Jun 1910.
Geraldton Express 20 Jun 1910.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#4103.
Attestation date and place1854.
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts MartialOne conviction, details unknown [PCom2-42-9569].
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialHalifax, Nova Scotia [WO90-3].
Trial: 20 Jun 1859. Desertion.
Sentenced: Eight years penal servitude.
Prison and Register #Halifax 3 months.
On board ship Himalyia 47 days.
1 Nov 1859 to 13 Jul 1860 Millbank Prison #9569, 8 months 12 days.[PCom2-42-9569].
13 Jul 1860 to 23 Sep 1861 Portland Prison #9898 [PCom2-388-9898].
23 Sep 1861 to 28 Jan 1862 Convict Ship Lincelles #248, 115 days passage from Portland [MT32-2-24].
Fremantle Prison 28 Jan 1862 #6176.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNot eligible.
Parchment Certificate issued 4 Nov 1859 in Millbank Prison.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLincelles.
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland; 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationConvict.
General Servant.
Cook.
Hut Keeper.
[Acc 1156-R11 WA SRO].
WA Convict #6176.
WA Ticket of Leave4 Oct 1862.
WA Certificate of Freedom11 Sep 1871.
WA Conditional Pardon18 Dec 1865 Champion Bay.
Other DocumentsCorrespondence [Cons 652-1247-1909 WA SRO] relating to marriage to Annie Padbury.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesGeraldton Express 19 May 1909. Assault on William Doran by a Cingelese.
Geraldton Express 15 Jun 1910. Report on William Doran’s strokes.