|PERSONAL DETAILS||Patrick McGENNIS
Name variations: Magennis, McGinnis(s), McGonness, McGuiness, Meginess and others.
|Birth date and place||c. 1818 Tullylish, Banbridge, Down, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|Barracks, Bradford Moor, Bradford, Yorkshire, England (1851).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||3 Dec 1849 West Derby, Lancashire (Registration).|
|Spouse||(Margaret) Jane MORGAN.|
|Children||Jane b. 1850, Liverpool or Manchester, Lancashire (could be Margaret Jane).
Sarah b. 1857, Bolton ?, Lancashire.
Henry b. 1858 at Sea on board Edwin Fox en route from England to Western Australia.
Rachel b. 1860, Fremantle, Western Australia (could be indexing error for Michael below).
Michael b. 1860, Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1864 (d.1865), Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1866, Greenough, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1870 (d.1870), Greenough, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||10 Aug 1875 Greenough, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||August 1875 Back Flats, Bootenal Cemetery (as McGuiness).|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||46th (South Devonshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1079 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||2 Jan 1836 Newry, Down.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 4 years 4 months.
West Indies 3 years.
North America 3 years 2 months.
Crimea 7 months.
|Musters||1841 Gibraltar [WO12-5832].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (gratuity).
|Casualty/Medical||Has completed 21 years service, is affected with chronic renal disease and rheumatism. Served eleven years abroad in Gibraltar, West Indies and Canada. Was invalided home from the Crimea in May 1855 [‘back to England 22 Jan 1855’ on medal roll] with rheumatism, and diarrhoea. Present disease is the result of military service and climate. Is unable to carry his pack or perform the active duties of a soldier (Templemore Barracks, 23 May 1857).
Unfit for further service from Disease of Kidney and Rheumatism (Dublin, 27 July 1857).
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||27 Jul 1857 Dublin.|
|Length of Service||21 Years 207 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1533/138.|
|Post Discharge Residence||73 Albert Street, Liverpool.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||1st Liverpool.|
|Pension Amount||11d. per diem. Increased to 1/3d. per diem on 12 May 1874.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Temporary Assistant Warder, Champion Bay (Geraldton) (1862).
Acting Assistant Superintendent, Geraldton (1862).
Rejoined Enrolled Pensioner Force (Sep 1862).
Farmer, Greenough (from c. 1868).
|Land Grant/Purchase||4 May 1874 Greenough Flats (grant).
7 Sep 1874 Greenough Flats (grant).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|