PERSONAL DETAILS John O’CONNOR (O’CONNER)
Birth date and place c. 1822 St Finbars, Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Barracks, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England (1851).
See also Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 15 Apr 1850 Cathedral Parish Church, Manchester, Lancashire (1851).
Spouse Elizabeth HUMPHREYS (Humphries).
Children John James* b. 1849, Manchester, Lancashire.
Frances Mary* b. 1851 Limerick, Ireland.
Charles b. 1858 (d.1859), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Ann b. 1860, Perth, Western Australia.
* John James and Frances Mary were baptised at St Michael’s, Limerick on the same day: 22 Sep 1851.
Death date and place 4 Jul 1860 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place July 1860 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle (assumed).
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank #873 Private.
Attestation date and place 7 Apr 1846 Cork, Cork.
Service/Campaigns Turkey & Crimea 2 years 1 month.
Musters 1851 Birmingham [WO12-267].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical Ruptured on the right side since he entered the service – occasioned when on mounted duty in the Crimea.
Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 6 Jan 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service 10 years 275 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1295/44.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Unknown.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem for three years.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lord Raglan
Departure and Arrival 05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder (see sidebar).
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.