PERSONAL DETAILS John GALLAGHER
Birth date and place c. 1821 Streete, Rathowen, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Cross Street, Chatham, Medway, Kent, England (1861 family only).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: marked with small pox.
Marriage date and place 1841 Sligo, Ireland.
Spouse Ann FEEHALY.
Children Mary Anne 1846, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Joseph 1851, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland.
Eliza 1856, Zante, Ionian Islands, Greece.
Catherine 1858, Gibraltar.
Ellen 1860 (d.1862), Chatham, Kent.
Mark 1864, at Sea on board ‘Merchantman’ en route from England to Western Australia.
Death date and place 27 Oct 1883 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2084 Private.
Attestation date and place 11 Dec 1843 Elphin, Roscommon.
Service/Campaigns Mediterranean 4 years 161 days.
Crimea 1 year 24 days.
Cape of Good Hope 138 days.
East Indies 3 years 180 days.
China 2 years 166 days.
Musters Q2 1861 China [WO12-4704].
Promotions & Reductions Private to Corporal 5 Mar 1847.
Corporal to Private 28 Jun 1849.
Private to Corporal 25 Jun 1861.
Corporal to Private 6 Aug 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Sutlej Medal (Ferozeshah) clasps Aliwal, Sobraon.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Chronic rheumatism pains, and general debility constitute the source of non-efficiency. These ailments have no well defined origin, nor is it easy to attribute these to any specific cause. In a word, he is worn out, and quite unequal to the performance of his military duties. Totally unfit for service.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried at Athlone 28 Jun 1849 for being drunk at Tattoo.  Sentence: reduction to Private.
Confined 25 Jun to 28 Jun 1849.
Eight times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial Tried, reduced and imprisoned 2 Jul to 5 Aug 1861, China.

Tried by District Court Martial at Fremantle, WA on 5 Jun 1877 of being drunk while on guard while serving in Enrolled Force. Sentenced to 112 days imprisonment. Pension to be suspended as to one half and the other half to be paid to wife during imprisonment.

General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 13 Jan 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service 18 years 360 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1493/178.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Sligo.
Pension Amount 6d. per diem.  Suspended October 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Increased to 1/- per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Increased to 1/1d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for further service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman. 
Departure and Arrival 1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase 5 Sep 1884 Cockburn Sound Location 19P 20 acres (granted to Ann Gallagher, widow).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.