PERSONAL DETAILSJohn KELLY
Birth date and placec. 1835 Templepatrick, Moyvore, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeabout 1857 Ireland.
SpouseAnne FOX.
Children
Source: Midwest of Western Australia
Pre-1901 Pioneer Family Register.
Francis 1858, Ireland.
John 1860, Ireland.
Annie Marie 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Alicia 1864, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Michael 1867, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Catherine 1869, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Esther 1871, Geraldton, Western Australia.
Death date and place27 Mar 1908 Geraldton, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeMarch 1908 Urch Street Cemetery (later Pioneer Cemetery), Geraldton, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesGeraldton Guardian 28 Mar 1908.
Western Mail 4 Apr 1908.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)41st (The Welch) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3246 Private.
Attestation date and place28 Mar 1854 Mullingar, Westmeath.
Service/CampaignsCrimea (landed 13/14 Nov 1854).
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe wound. Final attack on the Redan. 8 September 1855.
This man has received a gunshot wound thro the mouth and right shoulder on the 8th Sept 1855.
He is sent to Chatham for discharge. Unfit for further service. (9 Sep 1856).
Ball seems to have entered the mouth and after breaking 1 or 2 teeth emerged at the edge of the right ? of the lower four grazing the bone. Subsequently grazed the head of the right humerus over which there is an extensive adherent cicatrix. Health good. (4 Aug 1860).
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place9 Dec 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 257 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1517/99.
Post Discharge ResidenceMoyvore, Westmeath.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictAthlone.
Pension Amount9d. per diem.
Increased to 1/- per diem 2 Oct 1860.
Increased to 1/3d. per diem 12 May 1874.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLincelles. 
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer (see Land).
Temporary Assistant Warder Champion Bay (Geraldton) [Barker p.117].
Lighthouse Keeper at Bluff Point, Geraldton.
Land Grant/Purchase1868 Victoria Loc. G48 & G49 Greenough 40 acres (grant).
20 Jul 1888 Victoria Loc. X14 Bootenal/Greenough 20 acres (grant).
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail 15 Feb 1890 (click).
[Cons 1277-Bank 10-1890, WA State Records Office].
Departure from WANot applicable.