PERSONAL DETAILSThomas MINORGAN
Birth date and place19 Mar 1832 St James, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Chatham Barracks, Chatham, Kent (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Army Physical Description
Militia Physical Description
Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place1st: 1859 Chatham, Kent (also registered in Clonmel, Ireland).
2nd: 11 Jul 1870 Dublin, Ireland.
Spouse1st: Annie MEEHAM (MEEGHAN).
2nd: Catherine FLYNN.
Children1st Marriage:
Unknown b. 1859, Dublin, Ireland.
Robert John b. 1860, Dublin, Ireland.
2nd Marriage:
Thomas b. 1871, Dublin, Ireland.
Annie b. 1873, Dublin, Ireland.
James Christopher b. 1875, Perth, Western Australia.
Alice Mary b. 1877 (d.1877), Perth, Western Australia.
Catherine Mary b. 1878, Perth, Western Australia.
Evelyn Mary b. 1880 (d.1881), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edward Patrick b. 1882, Perth, Western Australia.
Alice Mary b. 1887, Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and place1 Dec 1911, 21 John Street, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Cardiac Disease. Cardiac Failure.
Burial date and place3 Dec 1911 Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia.
Anglican Section DA 0267A.
Will and ProbateWill: 30 Apr 1907. Probate: 15 Jul 1912, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3403-1912-06].
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily News 2 & 4 Dec 1911.
ARMED FORCES
Army Regiment(s)10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment.  1 Jan 1852 transferred to
24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment.  14 Feb 1854 transferred to
4th (The King’s Own) Regiment.  1 Sep 1856 transferred to
24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3220 Private (10th). #649 (24th) Private.
Attestation date and place20 Nov 1851 Dublin, Dublin.
19 Nov 1861 Re-engaged at Chatham.
Militia RegimentHer Majesty’s (Royal City of Dublin) Regiment of Militia.
Regiment No. and Rank#5489/4231.
Attestation date and place5 Feb 1868 Dublin, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsMalta 7 months.
Crimea 2 years 4 months.
Musters1861 Chatham [WO12-4117].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 1 Jan 1855.
Corporal to Sergeant 16 Jun 1856.
Sergeant to Private 1 Sep 1856.
Private to Corporal 2 Jan 1857.
Corporal to Sergeant 15 Sep 1857.
Sergeant to Colour Sergeant 27 Jun 1866.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Meritorious Service Medal (annuity) 1899.
Casualty/MedicalChronic Rheumatism occurred in and by the service.
Suffers at present from Chronic Rheumatism which leaves him in a very weak state and will not be able to contribute much towards earning a livelihood. Not aggravated by vice or intemperance [Sheffield 19th Nov 1867].
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Army Discharge date and place17 Dec 1867 Sheffield.
Length of Service16 years 28 days.
Militia Discharge date and place21 Oct 1873 Dublin.
Length of Service5 years 259 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1474/147.
Post Discharge Residence28 Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictDublin (1867-1873). Greenwich (1873).
Pension Amount1/6d. per diem.
Increased pension to 1/8d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Increased pension to 2/- per diem on 31 May 1881 for former service Royal Dublin City Militia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNaval Brigade. 
Departure and Arrival31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 (Fremantle).
Drill Instructor, Metropolitan Rifle Volunteers 1874-1880.
Clerk, Imperial Pensions Office 1880-Nov 1903. Salary prior to retirement £170 per annum. Pension £60 5s. 11 per annum.
Land Grant/Purchase6 Apr 1881 Perth Loc. Y126 (grant). Title issued 15 May 1881.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 10 Mar 1880.
The Herald 13 Nov 1880.
West Australian 31 Jul 1899.
Departure from WANot applicable.