|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.|