- Veterans Index
- D – F
- Dunne, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William DUNNE aka DUNN|
|Birth date and place||c. 1836 Tullamore, Tullamore, Kings County, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||See comments below for spouse and children.|
|Spouse||Recorded in ancestry public trees and LDS Pedigree Resource Files as Ellen McGRATH.|
Unlikely as ‘Dunn’ was recorded at marriage as being 21 years in 1865 = 1844 birth date.
|Children||Recorded in sources as above with up to nine children born in South Australia from 1867 to 1887.|
Note: despite large family, no newspaper ‘Family Notices’ for death below, nor renewal date for burial site.
|Death date and place||10 Jul 1903 Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||Jul 1903 Karrakatta Cemetery, Roman Catholic Section CB 0033.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||None.|
|Regiment(s)||41st (The Welch) Regiment. 1 Apr 1854 transferred to|
3rd (East Kent, The Buffs) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3151 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||14 Feb 1854 Tullamore, Kings County.|
|Service/Campaigns||Malta 6 months.|
The Crimea 7 months.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 08 September 1855.|
Disabled by loss by amputation of fore and middle fingers of left hand and also part of the metacarpel bones of the fingers after shell wound incurred on 8th Sept at 2nd attack on Redan. Has considerable use of the thumb and remaining fingers. Unfit for service.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||22 Jan 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||1 year 343 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1390/249.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Tullamore.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Tullamore. Transfer to South Australia WO22/252 (tentative).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem. Refused increase 5 Mar 1861.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in WA.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Rangatira. Dep. 6 May 1864 Albany. Arr. 10 May 1864 Adelaide. W Dunn and J Dunn [Adelaide Observer 14 May 1864]. Tentative.|
(Could be a William Dunn b. Albany 1846 with his father James or brother John per Bicentennial Dictionary p.918).