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PERSONAL DETAILS Patrick KEATING
Birth date and Place: 1825, County Clare, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place:
Census Residences:
Occupations pre-WA: Labourer.
Physical Description: Height: 5′ 10½”. Hair: brown. Eyes: hazel. Face: oval. Complexion: dark.
Build: middling stout.Distinguishing marks: scar from splinter, calf left leg. Small cut on lower lip. Cut marks on top of head.
Marriage date and Place: Single.
Spouse: None.
Children: None.
Death date and Place: 27 or 29 Jan 1874, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Aneurism of the Heart.
Burial date and Place: Jan 1874, East Perth Cemetery or Skinner Street Fremantle Cemetery (currently unresolved).
Will and Probate: None.
Obituaries: None.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment: 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank: #1143. Private.
Attestation date and Place: c. 1846.
Service/Campaigns: Crimea.
Musters: Q2 1861 Aldershot, England [WO12-331].
Promotions: None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical:
Regimental Courts Martial:
District Courts Martial:
General Courts Martial: Aug 1866 Dublin, Ireland.
Discharge date and Place: Aug 1866 Dublin, Ireland.
Chelsea Pension Reference: No pension entitlement for those Court Martialled.
Post Discharge Residence: Mountjoy Prison, Dublin.
Post Discharge Pension District: None.
Pension Amount: None.
CONVICTIONS
Crime: Not declaring his knowledge of an intended mutiny in her Majesty’s Forces in Ireland, and not passing this information on to his commanding officer.
Trial: 24 Aug 1866 Dublin, Ireland.
Sentence: Penal Servitude for Life.
Newspaper articles: Freeman’s Journal 18, 21, 25 and 30 Aug 1866.
Prison and Register No.: Mountjoy, Dublin Aug 1866.
Pentonville 24 Oct 1866, #4059.
Millbank 01 Nov 1866, #2553.
Chatham 21 May 1867, #9034.
Fremantle 10 Jan 1868, #9792.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship: Hougoumont.
Departure and Arrival: 12 Oct 1867 London; 09 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation: Convict.
Convict #: #9792.
Ticket of Leave: 09 Jul 1873.