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|PERSONAL DETAILS||Patrick KEATING|
|Birth date and Place:||1825, County Clare, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and Place:|
|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.|
|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.|
|Regiment:||5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards.|
|Regiment No. and Rank:||#1143. Private.|
|Attestation date and Place:||c. 1846.|
|Musters:||Q2 1861 Aldershot, England [WO12-331].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges:||Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|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.|
|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|
|Departure and Arrival:||12 Oct 1867 London; 09 Jan 1868 Fremantle.|
|Ticket of Leave:||09 Jul 1873.|