PERSONAL DETAILSJohn O’CONNOR (O’CONNER)
Birth date and placec. 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-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place15 Apr 1850 Cathedral Parish Church, Manchester, Lancashire (1851).
SpouseElizabeth HUMPHREYS (Humphries).
ChildrenJohn 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 place4 Jul 1860 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeJuly 1860 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle (assumed).
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank#873 Private.
Attestation date and place7 Apr 1846 Cork, Cork.
Service/CampaignsTurkey & Crimea 2 years 1 month.
Musters1851 Birmingham [WO12-267].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalRuptured on the right side since he entered the service – occasioned when on mounted duty in the Crimea.
Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place6 Jan 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service10 years 275 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1295/44.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictUnknown.
Pension Amount8d. per diem for three years.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLord Raglan
Departure and Arrival05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder (see sidebar).
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.