PERSONAL DETAILSMartin O’DEA (O’DAY)
Birth date and place11 Aug 1830 Drumclift, Ennis, Clare, Ireland.
Baptism date and placeDiocese of Killaloe baptisms not extant before 1841.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: dark blue. Hair: black.
Marriage date and place4 Oct 1856 Drumclift, Ennis, Clare.
SpouseBridget WARREN.
ChildrenJohn b. 1857, Drumclift, Ennis, Clare, Ireland.
Mary Anne b. 1862, Drumclift, Ennis, Clare, Ireland.
Bridget b. 1860, Drumclift, Ennis, Clare, Ireland.
Note: the above children did not arrive in Western Australia, thus probably died as infants.
Michael b. 1863, Drumclift, Ennis, Clare, Ireland.
John b. 1865, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Francis b. 1868 (d.1873), York, Western Australia.
Mary Matilda b. 1870, Perth, Western Australia.
Peter b. 1872 (d.1873), Perth, Western Australia.
? Patrick Joseph b. 1873 [Erickson & EP Cemetery records only].
Death date and place26 Apr 1893 Murray Street, Perth, WA.
Burial date and place27 Apr 1893 R.C. Section, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 13 Jul 1891. Probate: 4 May 1893, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3404-1893-1180].
Death Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 27 & 29 Apr 1893.
Inquirer & Commercial News 5 May 1893.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)41st (The Welch) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2584 Private.
Attestation date and place31 Aug 1848 Buttevant, Cork.
Service/CampaignsIonian Islands 1 year 11 months.
Malta & Turkey 1 year 1 month.
Crimea 1 year 7 months.
Musters1851 Cork & At Sea [WO12-5447].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 7 Jul 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe Wound. Final Attack on the Redan 08 September 1855.
Also slight wound 04 Aug 1855.
Medically unfit for further service.
[Note: Medical Report from p.3 of WO97 Discharge documents not extant].
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaFrom an unknown date 3rd Quarter 1874 to c. 9 Jun 1875, O’Dea was in Fremantle Prison, offence unknown.
See WO23-58-3 and M S James p.620 for reference.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place18 Mar 1856 Templemore ?
Length of Service7 years 201 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1518/3-4. Box Record pages 3-4 are missing. Some details sourced from M S James p.620.
Post Discharge ResidenceEnnis, Co. Clare.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictEnnis (1856). Fremantle (1865). Perth (1875).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.  Increased to 1/4d. per diem 1885.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipVimeira.
Departure and Arrival30 Sep 1865 Portland; 22 Dec 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force 1865 to Dec 1866.
Assistant Warder Dec 1866 to Mar 1870 [Barker p.162].
Enrolled Guard.
Armourer, Metropolitan Rifle Volunteers.
Land Grant/Purchase15 May 1881 Lot Y145 Perth (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.