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PERSONAL DETAILS Daniel O’CONNELL
Birth date and Place: 05 Sep 1832, Jock’s Lodge, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Baptism date and Place:
Census Residences: George Street, Nether Hallam, Sheffield (1841).
York Barracks, Gate Fulford, Yorkshire (1851).
Occupations pre-WA: Musician.
Physical Description: Height: 5’ 6”. Hair: brown. Eyes: black. Complexion: fresh.
Marriage date and Place: 11 Jun 1863, Albany, Western Australia.
Spouse: Mary MOONEY.
Children: John Lawrence b. 1864, Albany.
Mary Elizabeth b. 1866, Albany.
Joseph James b. 1868, Mt. Barker.
Thomas Daniel b. 1870, Albany.
Ann Agnes b. 1872, Albany.
Frances Theresa b. 1875, Perth.
Death date and Place: 28 or 29 Nov 1922, Highgate Hill, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place: 30 Nov 1922, Karrakatta Cemetery (RC) CA 0032, Western Australia.
Will and Probate: None.
Obituaries: West Australian 30 Nov 1922.
Daily News 2 and 3 Dec 1922.
Western Mail 7 Dec 1922.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment: 2nd (Queen’s) Regiment of Dragoon Guards.
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers/Carabiniers).
Regiment No. and Rank: #1005 Private.
#1353 Private.
Attestation date and Place: 19 July 1847 Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns: The Crimea and Turkey 11 months.
The East Indies 13 months.
Musters:
Promotions: 07 Apr 1851 Private to Trumpeter.
01 Jun 1855 transferred to 6th Dragoon Guards as Private.
01 Aug 1856 Private to Trumpeter.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimean War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal Delhi Clasp.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical: Wounded on 02 Jul 1857 by a gunshot wound, the ball passing through both thighs, causing impaired use of left leg. Unfit for service.
Regimental Courts Martial: None.
District Courts Martial: None.
General Courts Martial: None.
Discharge date and Place:
Length of service:
07 Sep 1858, Chatham.
8 years, 4 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference: WO97/1295/140.
Post Discharge Residence: Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District: 1st Dublin. Sheffield (1858).
Pension Amount: 8d. per diem.  Increased to 18d. per diem 26 Mar 1903.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship: Palmerston.
Departure and Arrival: 10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation: Enrolled Pensioner Force and/or Warder (unproven).
1863: 2nd Class Constable, Police Force, Albany.
1868: Officer in Charge, Mt. Barker.
1871: 1st Class Constable.
1874: Corporal.
1876: Based in Fremantle at the time of the Catalpa Incident.
1883: Sergeant.
1893: Sub Inspector, Eastern District (York, Northam, Goldfields).
1897: Awarded Jubilee Medal at Northam.
1901: Retired as Acting Inspector.
Usher, WA Supreme Court.
Land Grant/Purchase: 11 May 1887 granted Albany Loc. P6. Three acres.