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|PERSONAL DETAILS||Michael MONAGHAN|
|Birth date and Place:||1835, Tuam, Galway, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and Place:||20 Aug 1835 Tuam, Galway, Ireland.|
RC Diocese & Parish of Tuam.
|Physical Description:||5’ 7¼”. Hair: dark brown. Eyes: grey. Complexion: fresh.|
|Marriage date and Place:|
|Children:||Mary 1860, Booterstown, Dublin, Ireland (unproven).|
Thomas Patrick 1864, Perth, Western Australia (d.1874 Adelaide, SA).
|Death date and Place:||28 Jun 1914, 40 Rose Street, Adelaide.|
|Burial date and Place:||30 Jun 1914, West Terrace Catholic Cemetery, Adelaide.|
|Will and Probate:|
|Obituaries:||SA Register 30 Jun 1914 and 01 Jul 1914.|
|Regiment:||9th (East Norfolk) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank:||#3490 Private.|
|Attestation date and Place:||06 Feb 1854 Galway.|
|Service/Campaigns:||Crimea 8 months. 08 Jan 1855 to 08 Sep 1855.|
|Promotions:||18 Jun 1855 Corporal.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges:||Crimean War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal. French Military Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical:||Severe wound, minor actions at Sevastopol 05 Jun 1855 [Casualty Roll]. “Disabled by loss by amputation of 2 last phalanges and part of 1st of middle finger of right hand after gunshot wound he received on 5th July in the trenches before Sebastopol. Fore and ring fingers of same hand are stiff and slightly overlap” [WO97/1415/11 page 3].|
|Regimental Courts Martial:||None.|
|District Courts Martial:||None.|
|General Courts Martial:||None.|
|Discharge date and Place:|
Length of service:
|04 Dec 1855 Chatham.|
1 year, 302 days.
|Chelsea Pension Reference:||WO97/1415/11.|
|Post Discharge Residence:||Galway.|
|Post Discharge Pension District:||Galway.|
|Pension Amount:||1/- per diem. Suspended (Adelaide) 20 Jun 1876 (half pension to wife). Struck off pension 17 Aug 1880. Pension reinstated 03 Aug 1886.|
|ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival:||08 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation:||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Departure from WA:||10 Aug 1864 Balclutha arrived South Australia. “M Monaghan in the steerage”. [SA Register 11 Aug 1864].|
2 Mar 1865 Ann Saunderson [sic] to Adelaide, SA. “Monoghan [sic] wife and child”. [Perth Gazette 3 Mar 1865].
|CONVICTIONS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA & SOUTH AUSTRALIA|
|Supreme Court Criminal Side (WA):||02 Jul 1863 indicted for rape upon a child, Belinda Roberts, of 11 years of age at Rottnest.|
Acquitted of capital offence. Jury verdict of assault with intent. Sentenced to 12 calendar months.
Perth Gazette 3 Jul 1863. Inquirer & Commercial News 8 Jul 1863.
|Police Court (SA):||10 Oct 1864 obtaining 13s. 6d. by false and fraudulent pretences. Dismissed. [SA Register 11 Oct 1864].|
18 Jun 1873 fined for indecent language [SA Register 10 Jul 1873].
14 Feb 1874 fined for fighting [SA Register 16 Feb 1874].
Mar 1874 three months imprisonment for attempted burglary [SA Register 17 Mar 1874] .
|Criminal Court (SA):||14 Mar 1876 two years with hard labour for breaking and entering on 15 Feb 1876 [SA Advertiser 4 Apr 1876].|
|Supreme Court (SA):||01 Jun 1880 eight years with hard labour for larceny [SA Chronicle 5 Jun 1880].|