Moriarty, Thaddeus

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Birth date and placec. 1826 Keel, Milltown, Kerry, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Policeman, Sussex Constabulary.
Warder, Millbank Prison.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place22 Oct 1855 St Mary Magdalene Church, Woolwich, Kent.
SpouseJane O’CONNELL.
ChildrenHonora Agnes Anna b. 1857, outside Australia.
Edward John b. 1858, outside Australia.
Death date and place1906 Northcote, Victoria.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment.  1 Jun 1849 transferred to
10th (North Lincolnshire) Regiment.  1 Mar 1852 transferred to
3rd (Kings Own) Light Dragoons.  1 Jul 1853 transferred to
5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards.
Turkish Contingent (c.1855 after discharge from Army).
Regiment No. and Rank#2286 (10th Reg.), #1886 (5th DG) Private.
Attestation date and place27 Jan 1844 Tralee, Kerry (as Thade Moriarty).
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 13 Nov 1844 to 6 Feb 1847.
East Indies 23 Nov 1850 to 5 Feb 1853.
Total overseas service 4 years 161 days).
Musters1851 Wazirabad, Pakistan [WO12-2788].
Promotions & Reductions:Private to Corporal 26 Aug 1847 (39th).
Corporal to Private 1 Jun 1849 (10th).
Private to Corporal 20 Jun 1849 (10th).
Corporal to Private 5 Jul 1850 (10th).
Senior Sergeant in the Turkish Contingent.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTurkish Crimea Medal.  For medal roll entry click here.
Casualty/MedicalBody has marks of leeching. Right tibia is enlarged and frequently painful especially after drilling and he states this from old venereal disease.  It has remained despite of all treatment including Corrigin’s Century and mercurial applications etc. His history is unknown.
Unfit for service in consequence of enlargement of right shin bone [Dublin 21 Nov 1853].
Regimental Courts MartialIn Prison 7 Sep 1846 to 1st Oct 1846.
Confined 29 Apr 1848 to 8 May 1848. Sentence reduction, punishment remitted.
In Prison 2 Jul 1850 to 4 Jul 1850. Reduced to Private.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place13 Dec 1853 Ballincollig, Cork.
Length of Service9 years 269 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/97/33.
Post Discharge ResidenceDingle, Co. Kerry.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictTralee (1853). Turkey (1855). Deptford (1855).
Pension Amount6d. per diem for two years to 23 Dec 1855.
Departure and Arrival23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationAssistant Warder, Convict Establishment, Fremantle, Western Australia 1858-1859 (see sidebar).
Mounted Police, South Australia 1862 to 1877. See SA Police Gazettes 11 Apr 1862, 19 Jun 1862, 24 Feb 1865, 4 May 1866.
Superintendent & Master Boys’ Reformatory, Magill, SA 1877. See SA Government Gazette 6 Dec 1877.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 10 Dec 1859.
SA Advertiser 9 Apr 1866.
SA Register 23 & 24 Feb 1877. For details of ‘Disturbances at Goolwa’ click here.
SA Chronicle 15 Dec 1877.
Departure from WA
Dep. 15 Nov 1859 Fremantle. Arr. 6 Dec 1859 Adelaide.