|PERSONAL DETAILS||Michael LYONS|
|Birth date and place||11 Aug 1820 Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Military Hospital Compounder.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||5 or 15 Sep 1864 St Patrick’s R.C., Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Children||Patrick b. 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stephen Thomas b. 1868, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Minnie? b. 1870 (d.1872), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1871, Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||22 Jun 1872 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Suicide by inhalation of chloroform (inquest).
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Herald 29 Jun 1872 p. 3|
|Regiment(s)||68th (Durham) Light Infantry Regiment. 1 Apr 1854 transferred to
49th (Hertfordshire) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1517 (68th) Private.
#3507 (49th) Private.
|Attestation date and place||20 Mar 1839 Tralee, Kerry.|
Malta and Crimea inferred 1854 to 1855.
|Musters||1841 Ashton under Lyme, England [WO12-7654].|
|Promotions & Reductions:||Private to Corporal 1 Apr 1840.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 May 1841,
Sergeant to Private 21 Jun 1844.
Private to Corporal 17 Feb 1848.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Aug 1849.
Sergeant to Private 30 May 1853.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Danger Wound. 1st Battle of Inkermann. 26 October 1854.
Disabled by constitution & loss of power of left arm from gunshot wound of shoulder.
Unfit for further service (Chatham 5 May 1855).
|Regimental or District Courts Martial||Absent without Leave 11 to 16 June 1844. Imprisoned previous to trial 17 Jun to 20 June 1844.
Reduced in rank from Sergeant to Private and Imprisoned 21 Jun to 5 Oct 1844.
Offence unknown May 1853. Imprisoned previous to trial 21 May to 29 May 1853.
Reduced in rank from Sergeant to Private and imprisoned 30 May to 17 Sep 1853.
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||3 Jul 1855 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||15 years 173 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1542/113.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Tralee 1855. Galway6 & Tralee 1860.|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Principal Warder & Convict Establishment Hospital Compounder (see sidebar).|
|Subscriptions||Greenough Fire Fund 1864.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 29 Jan 1864.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|