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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).
|Physical Description:||Height: 5’ 6”. Hair: brown. Eyes: black. Complexion: fresh.|
|Marriage date and Place:||11 Jun 1863, Albany, Western Australia.|
|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.
|Regiment:||2nd (Queen’s) Regiment of Dragoon Guards.|
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers/Carabiniers).
|Regiment No. and Rank:||#1005 Private.|
|Attestation date and Place:||19 July 1847 Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.|
|Service/Campaigns:||The Crimea and Turkey 11 months.|
The East Indies 13 months.
|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|
|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.
1876: Based in Fremantle at the time of the Catalpa Incident.
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.|