|PERSONAL DETAILS||Thomas MOODY|
|Birth date and place||c. 1824 Liverpool, Lancashire, England.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|See Musters below (1851).|
61 King Street, St Anne’s, Westminster, London (1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||24 Oct 1898 Old Men’s Home, Gisborne, New Zealand.|
|Burial date and place||October 1898, Makaraka Cemetery, East Cape, Poverty Bay, New Zealand.|
Plot 15 A, Free Section.
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||3rd King’s Own) Light Dragoons. 1 Jul 1853 transferred to|
13th Light Dragoons. 1 Jan 1857 transferred to
3rd (Prince of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards.
2nd Waikato Militia, New Zealand.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1338 (3rd LD) Private. #1517 (13th LD) Private. #61 (3rd DG) Sergeant.|
#181 (2nd Waikato).
|Attestation date and place||19 Dec 1842 London, Middlesex.|
21 Aug 1863 Sydney, NSW (2nd Waikato).
|Service/Campaigns||The East Indies 10 years.|
Turkey & the Crimea 2 years.
|Musters||1851 Wazirabad, Pakistan [WO12-596].|
|Promotions & Reductions||Private to Corporal 1 Mar 1848.|
Corporal to Private 8 Oct 1851 (Court Martial).
Private to Corporal 19 Jun 1855.
Corporal to Sergeant 9 Feb 1856.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Sutlej Medal clasps Ferozeshuhur, Sobraon.|
Punjab Medal clasps Chilianwala, Goojerat.
Crimea War Medaal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
New Zealand Medal (Second Maori Wars).
|Casualty/Medical||The tibia and fibula of right leg fractured by a kick from a horse when Sgt. Moodie [sic] was on a general watering parade on duty. There is still discharge from 2 open orifices, most probably kept up by diseased bone. Sgt. Moddie [sic] has seen hard service in India and the Crimea, which may have weakened the constitution and prevents the proper union of the bones. He was wounded at Chillianwallah.|
He is unfit for further service in consequence of impaired use of right leg after serious compound fracture by kick from a horse [Chatham May 12th 1858].
|Regimental Courts Martial||7 Oct 1851 Absent without Leave. Tried and convicted. Reduced to Private.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||1 Jun 1858 Chatham.|
(5 Jun 1865 Deserted from 2nd Waikato Militia, NZ).
|Length of Service||15 years 168 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1294/43.|
|Post Discharge Residence||35 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||1st North London (1858, 1859, 1860). Salisbury (1858). Perth, Scotland (1860).|
Fremantle (1862). Sydney, NSW (1863). Napier, New Zealand (1863-1878).
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Sydney Evening News 8 Oct 1886. |
Press 29 Oct 1898.
|Departure from WA||Departed 1863 on vessel unknown for New South Wales and New Zealand.|