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PERSONAL DETAILSPatrick 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 Jan 1874, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Aneurism of the Heart.
Burial date and Place:29? Jan 1874 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Private Funeral.
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.