|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
|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.|
|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.
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 17 Jun 1890.
West Australian 27 Jun 1890.
|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].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|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|
|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).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|