PERSONAL DETAILS Patrick MEER
Birth date and place c. 1818 Kilnaboy, Coraphin (Corofin), Clare, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: swarthy. Eyes: hazel. Hair: grey.
Marks & Scars: Cicatrix of wound on forfront [sic] of left leg.
Marriage date and place Unmarried.
Spouse Unmarried.
Children None.
Death date and place 16 Jun 1890 Perth, Western Australia.
Residence: John Street, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 17 Jun 1890 East Perth Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 17 Feb 1890. Probate: 26 Jun 1890, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Beneficiary: Martin O’Dea.
[Cons 3403-1890-0968].
Death Notices and Obituaries Daily News 17 Jun 1890.
West Australian 27 Jun 1890.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 89th Regiment of Foot.
Regiment No. and Rank #1221 Private.
Attestation date and place 14 Jun 1837 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/Campaigns West Indies 2 years 2 months.
North America 5 years 10 months.
Gibraltar 8 months.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Gibraltar 3 months.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year.
East Indies 2 years 4 months.
Musters 1841 West Indies & Canada [WO12-9129].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried and sentenced 15 days Solitary Confinement. Imprisoned 1 Sep to 19 Sep 1845.
For absenting himself from Tattoo roll call on the night of 1st and not returning till between the hours of 5 & 6 o’clock on the morning of the 4th September 1845, which charge he was found ‘Guilty’.
Tried and sentenced 40 days Hard Labour. Imprisoned 23 Oct to 4 Dec 1845.
For having at Quebec absented himself from Tattoo on the 25th and not returning until the morning of the 24th October 1845 of which charge he was found ‘Guilty’.
Garrison Courts Martial Tried and sentenced Stoppage of 1d. a day and 84 days Hard Labour. Imprisoned 5 Feb 1856 to 29 Apr 1856.
For having been Drunk when on duty under Arms on the Main Guard at Balaklava on or about the 5th February 1856 of which charge he was found ‘Guilty.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 7 Aug 1860 Fermoy Barracks.
Length of Service 22 years 274 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1652/156.
Post Discharge Residence Corofin, Nr. Ennis, Clare.
Post Discharge Pension District Ennis.
Pension Amount 8½d. per diem.  Increased to 1/1½ per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lord Dalhousie. 
Departure and Arrival 25 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Orderly to Governor at Rottnest (1882).
Land Grant/Purchase 15 May 1881 Perth Lot Y123 (grant).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.