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PERSONAL DETAILSRichard McCORRY
Birth date and PlaceAug 1822, Aghagallon, Lurgan, Antrim, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place
Census ResidencesSee Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and Place9 Sep 1850, St Paul’s, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
SpouseMary FENNELL.
ChildrenRichard William b. 1851, Winchester, Hampshire.
Margaret Ann b. 1853, Medway District, Kent.
Thomas b. ?, Boston, America.
Mary Elizabeth b. 1861, Berhampore, Bengal.
Selby b. ?
Catharine b. 1864, Crumlin, Antrim, Ireland.
Theresa b. 1866 Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1868/69, Western Australia.
Alma Constantine b. 1871, Western Australia.
Death date and Place11 Dec 1888 Northam, Western Australia.
Burial date and PlaceDec 1888 Northam Cemetery (Anglican), Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices & ObituariesWestern Mail 17 Dec 1888.
West Australian 18 Dec 1888.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1953 and #267 Private.
Attestation date and Place1st: 16 Feb 1840 Lurgan, Ireland.
2nd: 10 Nov 1857 Belfast, Ireland (re-engaged).
Service/CampaignsIonian Islands 2 years 7 months.
Gibraltar 2 years 7 months.
West Indies 2 years 3 months.
Nova Scotia 3 years 4 months.
Turkey 5 months.
Crimea 1 year 9 months.
India 3 years 9 months.
Musters1841 Zante, Ionian Islands [WO2-5206].
1851 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-5215].
1861 Dinapore, East Indies [WO12-5225].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and Badges:Crimea War Medal with clasps Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Distinguished Conduct Medal (gratuity £5).
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place1st: 6 Sep 1856 Aldershot.
2nd: 4 Nov 1862 Colchester.
Length of Service21 years 202 days
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1510/152.
WO131/023. Deferred Pension (granted 1st period of service).
Post Discharge ResidenceCromlin, Belfast, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictBallymena.
Pension Amount1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipBelgravia.
Departure and Arrival07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer at Northam.
Land Grant/Purchase18 Sep 1877 Northam Loc. 33 and 34 8½ acres at £1 per acre (purchase).