Birth date and place 29 Apr 1827 Kilkevin, Nock, Clare, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place Unknown.
Children Jane
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Mary Anne b.1859 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Michael b.1861 Port Adelaide, South Australia.
William John b.1863 Port Adelaide, South Australia.
Rebecca b.1865 Port Lincoln, South Australia.
Margaret b.1867 Port Lincoln, South Australia.
Eva b.1870 Queenstown, South Australia.
Note: anomalies in number of children as passengers to South Australia [see newspaper references below].
Death date and place 16 Oct 1888 Bowden, nr. Port Adelaide, South Australia.
Cause of Death: Accidental (see sidebar).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Express & Telegraph (Adelaide) 17 Oct 1888.
Regiment(s) 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1831 Private.
Attestation date and place 29 Apr 1844 Ennis, Clare.
Service/Campaigns West Indies 1 year 11 days.
North America 1 year 1 day.
Embarked with service companies 10 Apr 1854 (Crimea).
Musters 1851 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-9060].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 12 July 1855.
Disabled by contraction of ring and little fingers and stiffening of middle finger of left hand after wound of backs of fingers by a piece of shell while employed on a working party on 12th July in the trenches. Had abscess in palm of hand after the wound, and 4 pieces of bone came away, 2 from middle fingers and 2 from palm.
Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial Imprisoned 26 Jan to 5 Mar 1851. Offence unknown.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 11 Dec 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 10 years 182 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1648/172.
Post Discharge Residence Sligo.
Post Discharge Pension District Sligo 1855. Liverpool 1857. Western Australia 1858-Mar 1860. Adelaide 1860-1875+.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.  Increased to 12 d. per diem on 1 Jul 1884.
Patriotic Fund.
Ship Lord Raglan.
Departure and Arrival 05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 28 Mar 1860 (see note above re children passengers).
SA Register 18 Apr 1860 (see note above re children passengers).
Express & Telegraph 2 Feb 1870 (Court hearing).
Express & Telegraph 17 Oct 1888 (see sidebar).
Departure from WA Waitemata dep. 25/26 Mar 1860, Fremantle; arr. 17 Apr 1860 Adelaide.