Birth date and place c. 1828 Ardagh, Longford, Longford, Ireland.
Baptism date and place 2 Mar 1828 Parish of Ardagh & Moydow (tentative).
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6½ Ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Margaret DILLON.
Children Thomas 1864 (tentative).
Mary 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
Peter (tentative).
Death date and place 6 Dec 1893 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 6 Dec 1893 St Patrick’s RC Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 20 Oct 1893. Probate: 22 Dec 1893, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3403-1893-1236].
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 26th (The Cameronian) Regiment. 1 Jun 1852 transferred to
88th Connaught Rangers Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2872 Private.
Attestation date and place 6 Nov 1846 Dublin.
Service/Campaigns Embarked 4 Apr 1854 for the East (Crimea) returned 16 Jan 1856. 1 year 9 months.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1855.
Suffers from the effects of gunshot wound beneath right Pectoralis Major Muscle with severe injury to the chest (exfoliation of bone) received at Alma also shell wound right outer ankle received Sep 8 1855 which has resulted in impaired action of that joint. The injuries I consider likely to interfere in a medium degree with the man’s earning his livelihood.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 26 Jan 1857 Chatham ?
Length of Service 9 years 332 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1647/86.
Post Discharge Residence Colchester, Essex.
Pension District Jersey.
Pension Amount 10d. per diem. Increased to 1/3½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
Ship York.
Departure and Arrival 8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 to disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Land Grant/Purchase 12 Mar 1879 North Fremantle Loc. P25 1 acre (grant).
Subscriptions Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.