PERSONAL DETAILSThomas MOODY
Birth date and placec. 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).
Occupations pre-WAWhitesmith.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place24 Oct 1898 Old Men’s Home, Gisborne, New Zealand.
Burial date and placeOctober 1898, Makaraka Cemetery, East Cape, Poverty Bay, New Zealand.
Plot 15 A, Free Section.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
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 place19 Dec 1842 London, Middlesex.
21 Aug 1863 Sydney, NSW (2nd Waikato).
Service/CampaignsThe East Indies 10 years.
Turkey & the Crimea 2 years.
Musters1851 Wazirabad, Pakistan [WO12-596].
Promotions & ReductionsPrivate 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 BadgesSutlej 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/MedicalThe 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 Martial7 Oct 1851 Absent without Leave. Tried and convicted. Reduced to Private.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place1 Jun 1858 Chatham.
(5 Jun 1865 Deserted from 2nd Waikato Militia, NZ).
Length of Service15 years 168 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1294/43.
Post Discharge Residence35 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.
Post Discharge Pension District1st North London (1858, 1859, 1860). Salisbury (1858). Perth, Scotland (1860).
Fremantle (1862). Sydney, NSW (1863). Napier, New Zealand (1863-1878).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLincelles.
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesSydney Evening News 8 Oct 1886. 
Press 29 Oct 1898.
Departure from WADeparted 1863 on vessel unknown for New South Wales and New Zealand.