PERSONAL DETAILSPatrick MEER
Birth date and placec. 1818 Kilnaboy, Coraphin (Corofin), Clare, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: swarthy. Eyes: hazel. Hair: grey.
Marks & Scars: Cicatrix of wound on forfront [sic] of left leg.
Marriage date and placeUnmarried.
SpouseUnmarried.
ChildrenNone.
Death date and place16 Jun 1890 Perth, Western Australia.
Residence: John Street, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place17 Jun 1890 East Perth Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 17 Feb 1890. Probate: 26 Jun 1890, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Beneficiary: Martin O’Dea.
[Cons 3403-1890-0968].
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily 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 place14 Jun 1837 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/CampaignsWest 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.
Musters1841 West Indies & Canada [WO12-9129].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialTried 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 MartialTried 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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and place7 Aug 1860 Fermoy Barracks.
Length of Service22 years 274 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1652/156.
Post Discharge ResidenceCorofin, Nr. Ennis, Clare.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictEnnis.
Pension Amount8½d. per diem.  Increased to 1/1½ per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLord Dalhousie. 
Departure and Arrival25 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Orderly to Governor at Rottnest (1882).
Land Grant/Purchase15 May 1881 Perth Lot Y123 (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.