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PERSONAL DETAILS John MOLLOY
Birth date and Place: 1819/1820 Gibraltar, Andalusia, Spain.
Baptism date and Place: 12 Oct 1820, Woolwich [RA22 p.4 Army Chaplain’s Records] (tentative).
Census Residences: See Muster below (1841).
Occupations pre-WA: Labourer.
Physical Description: Height: 5’ 6½”. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and Place:
Spouse: Jane CURTIS.
Children: Thomas George Anstruther b. 1852 Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
John b. 1856, Manchester, Lancashire, England (tentative).
Catherine (Kate) b. 1857, Manchester, Lancashire (tentative).
Death date and Place: 21 Apr 1882 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Fever.
Burial date and Place: 22 Apr 1882 RC Section, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate: Intestate. Probate 22 Aug 1885, Supreme Court of Western Australia following Letters of Administration.
[Cons. 3458-1884-046].
Obituaries: Inquirer and Commercial News 26 Apr 1882.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment: 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank: #1316 Private
Attestation date and Place: 09 Mar 1838 Dublin, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns: Canada 11 years 1 month.
Turkey and Crimea 1 year 1 month.
East Indies 1 year 1 month.
Musters: 1841 Depot, Chester & Carlisle [WO12-3992].
Promotions: Private to Corporal 17 Jul 1851
Corporal to Private 29 Aug 1851.
Private to Corporal 01 Feb 1860.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical: None.
Regimental Courts Martial: Tried and imprisoned 15 days 13 Aug to 28 Aug 1851 (offence not stated).
District Courts Martial: 12 Apr 1838 Desertion. Convicted and sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment and marked D.
Sentence then remitted four weeks.
District Courts Martial
Perth Western Australia:
[see WO97 page 4]
25 Jul 1876 Drunk when on duty as gaol guard, Perth, Western Australia. Convicted and sentenced to be imprisoned for 84 days and fined one pound.
Pension to be suspended. Wife received half pension while he was in prison.
General Courts Martial: None.
Discharge date and Place:
Length of service:
06 Jan 1861 Chatham, England.
21 years, 33 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference: WO97/1470/95.
Post Discharge Residence: Athlone, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension District: Athlone. Pension paid Perth to 30 Sep 1878. South Australia to 31 Mar 1880.
Pension Amount: 1/0½d. per diem. Increased to 1/6½d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
6d. per diem paid by Colonial Secretary 1 Apr to 30 Sep 1878.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship: Norwood.
Departure and Arrival: 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation: Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase: 26 Nov 1883 Perth Loc. E78 (grant – title to wife).
Subscriptions Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Western Australian Times 20 Oct 1874.
Departure from WA Left for South Australia 1878; Returned to Perth, Western Australia 1880.