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PERSONAL DETAILS Richard McCORRY
Birth date and Place Aug 1822, Aghagallon, Lurgan, Antrim, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place
Census Residences See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and Place 9 Sep 1850, St Paul’s, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Spouse Mary FENNELL.
Children Richard 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 Place 11 Dec 1888 Northam, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place Dec 1888 Northam Cemetery (Anglican), Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices & Obituaries Western Mail 17 Dec 1888.
West Australian 18 Dec 1888.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1953 and #267 Private.
Attestation date and Place 1st: 16 Feb 1840 Lurgan, Ireland.
2nd: 10 Nov 1857 Belfast, Ireland (re-engaged).
Service/Campaigns Ionian 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.
Musters 1841 Zante, Ionian Islands [WO2-5206].
1851 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-5215].
1861 Dinapore, East Indies [WO12-5225].
Promotions None.
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/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 1st: 6 Sep 1856 Aldershot.
2nd: 4 Nov 1862 Colchester.
Length of Service 21 years 202 days
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1510/152.
WO131/023. Deferred Pension (granted 1st period of service).
Post Discharge Residence Cromlin, Belfast, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension District Ballymena.
Pension Amount 1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Belgravia.
Departure and Arrival 07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Farmer at Northam.
Land Grant/Purchase 18 Sep 1877 Northam Loc. 33 and 34 8½ acres at £1 per acre (purchase).