PERSONAL DETAILSMichael LYONS
Birth date and place11 Aug 1820 Glenbeigh, Killorglin, Kerry, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Military Hospital Compounder.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place5 or 15 Sep 1864 St Patrick’s R.C., Fremantle, Western Australia.
SpouseMary KELLY.
ChildrenPatrick 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 place22 Jun 1872 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Suicide by inhalation of chloroform (inquest).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesHerald 29 Jun 1872 p. 3
ARMED FORCES
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 place20 Mar 1839 Tralee, Kerry.
Service/CampaignsNot stated.
Malta and Crimea inferred 1854 to 1855.
Musters1841 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 BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialAbsent 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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and place3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service15 years 173 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1542/113.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictTralee 1855. Galway6 & Tralee 1860.
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLincelles. 
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationPrincipal Warder & Convict Establishment Hospital Compounder (see sidebar).
Land Grant/Purchase
SubscriptionsGreenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 29 Jan 1864.
Departure from WANot applicable.