Finnerty, Charles

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Birth date and Place:04 May 1815, Bumlin, Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place:
Census Residences:23 Lawford Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, England (1871) wife and four children.
Occupations pre-WA:Officer in the British Army.
Physical Description:
Marriage date and Place:11 Jul 1839, Valetta, Malta.
Spouse:Elizabeth MATHEWS.
Children:Charles 1840 Malta.
Ann Eliza 1845 Bolton, Lancashire.
John 1847 (d.1852) Cahir, Tipperary.
Susan Margaret 1850 Dublin.
John Michael 1853 Limerick.
Mary F S 1855 (d.1855) Scutari, Turkey.
Arthur James 1856 Dublin.
Evangeline Alice 1859 en route to Australia.
Henrietta Frances 1863 Fremantle, WA.
Sarah 1865 Malta (unproven).
Death date and Place:18 Dec 1881, Fremantle.
Burial date and Place:19 Dec 1881, East Perth Cemetery Church of England Section, Location L30 800.
Headstone No. 406 on the Cemetery Plan.
Will and Probate:Intestate. Probate 05 Apr 1882, Supreme Court of Western Australia following Letters of Administration.
[Cons. 3458-1882-352].
Obituaries:West Australian 20 Dec 1881.
Perth Inquirer and Commercial News 21 Dec 1881.
Regiment:47th The Lancashire Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank:#1055 Private.
Attestation date and Place:12 Aug 1833, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns:15 Oct 1834-31 Mar 1841 Mediterranean.
01 Apr 1841-23 Jan 1844 West Indies.
29 Mar 1854-18 Apr 1854 Malta.
19 Apr 1845-17 Aug 1856 Scutari, Turkey.
Promotions:11 Jan 1837 Corporal.
11 Oct 1837 Sergeant.
26 Mar 1850 Sergeant Major.
25 Oct 1850 Ensign (without purchase).
06 Jun 1854 Lieutenant.
04 Mar 1857 Captain.
05 Jul 1872 Major.
01 Jan 1881 Lieutenant Colonel (honorary rank of Colonel).
Medals, Clasps and Badges:
Regimental Courts Martial:None.
District Courts Martial:None.
General Courts Martial:None.
Discharge date and Place:06 May 1859 left 47th Regiment (unattached).
Record of Officer’s Service:WO76/190.
Post Discharge Residence:Western Australia.
Post Discharge Pension District:
Pension Amount:
Departure and Arrival:29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation:Staff Officer, Enrolled Pensioner Force.
JP and Magistrate, Fremantle.
Commander, Fremantle Volunteer Rifle Corps.
Commandant of Troops and Officer Commander Enrolled Pensioner Force 15 Aug 1871 to 14 Aug 1872.