PERSONAL DETAILSRichard HOURIGAN
Birth date and place14 May 1820 Latten, Tippperary, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place25 Oct 1894 New Town, Hobart, Tasmania (tentative).
Note: Indistinguishable from another military pensioner named Richard Hourigan,
19th Regiment found at Victoria Station 1876-1879 [WO22-300 p.117].
Burial date and place27 October 1894 Hobart Public Cemetery, Tasmania (tentative). See Note above.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)3rd (Kings Own) Light Dragoons Regiment.  10 Mar 1855 transferred to
4th (Queens Own) Light Dragoons Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#528 Private.
#2178 Sergeant.
Attestation date and place14 Oct 1836 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 13 years 6 months.
Army in East, Turkey & Crimea 10 months. Landed in Crimea 1 Jun 1855 [WO100-24-209].
Musters1841 Karnaul, Bengal [WO12-589].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 22 Dec 1845.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Feb 1848.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSutlej Medal Moodkee (exergue) clasps Ferozeshuhur & Sobraon.
Punjab Medal clasps Goojerat & Chilianwala.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalWounded at Ferozeshuhur.
Regimental Courts Martial11 Feb 1858 and sentenced to be reduced from sergeant to the rank and pay of a private dragoon. Sentence remitted.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jun 1862 Cahir.
Length of Service24 years 28 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1288/21.
Post Discharge ResidenceWood House Farm, Cahirconlish, Limerick.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictLimerick.
1867 Adelaide, South Australia.
1874 Perth, Western Australia.
Pension Amount2/- per diem. Increased to 2/2½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipUnknown.
Left Limerick, Ireland 1867 for Adelaide, SA.  Jan 1874 arrived in Perth, WA.
Departure and ArrivalArr. March 1864 (tentative).
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Special Constable (see sidebar).
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesFremantle Herald 15 Jan 1881.
Adelaide Evening Journal 21 Sep 1881.
South Australian Police Gazette 28 Sep 1881.
Note: Indistinguishable from another military pensioner named Richard Hourigan,
19th Regiment found at Victoria Station 1876-1879 [WO22-300 p.117].
Departure from WARob Roy dep. 11 Jan 1881 Fremantle for Adelaide.