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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).|
|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.|
|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.
|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].
|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.
|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|
|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).|