Birth date and place 17 Feb 1829 Aratrea, Castle Dawson, County Derry (Londonderry), Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
St Woolos, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (1851).
Netherburn Village, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1871).
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Weaver.
Pointsman (1871).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5¹/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 11 Jun 1856 Portglenone, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland.
Spouse Mary McCORMICK/McCormack.
Children Eliza b. 1857, place unknown (d. 1859 Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia).
Thomas b. 1859, Perth, Western Australia.
Eliza b. 1861, Busselton, Western Australia.
John b. 1863, Guildford, Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1866, Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland.
Mary b. 1867, Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland.
William John b. 1870, Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland.
Alexander b. 1871, Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Annie b. 1874, Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland.
Death date and place 9 Apr 1898 Kilmainham, Dublin South, Ireland.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 77th (The East Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2098 Private.
Attestation date and place 17 Nov 1846 Portglenone or Ballymena, Antrim.
Service/Campaigns Mediterranean, Turkey & the Crimea 1 year 8 months.
Musters WO12-8287 Newport, Monmouth, Wales (1851).
Promotions & Reductions Private to Corporal 1 Jun 1855.
Corporal to Private 31 Jul 1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 15 August 1855.
Disabled by loss by amputation of 2 last phalanges of forefingers of right hand after wound by musket ball received on 15th August in the advanced trench, the same ball also injured the last phalanx of the thumb. Joint of which afterwards ??, and in consequence of which the thumb is stiff at present. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial Sentenced 28 Jul 1855 for having been absent from “Tattoo” and returning drunk. Reduced to Private.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 15 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 8 years 330 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1617/81.
Post Discharge Residence Portglenone, Antrim.
Post Discharge Pension District Ballymena 1856 and 1864. 2nd Glasgow (1875).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
Ship Lord Raglan
Departure and Arrival 05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Convict Guard, Convict Establishment (CE), 26 Jan 1858 to 8 Nov 1858.
Police Constable 8 Nov 1858 to 7 Jan 1863.
Assistant Warder, CE, 16 Jan 1863 to 1 Jan 1864.
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Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 13 Jan 1864.
Departure from WA Robert Morrison dep. Fremantle 10 Jan 1864 to London.