Birth date and place 12 Mar 1830 Claremorris, Mayo, Ireland.
Baptism date and place Archdiocese of Tuam baptism records not extant prior to 1835.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Sawyer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 17 Nov 1860, Killedan, Mayo, Ireland.
Spouse Catherine (Kate) McGOWN.
Children Children born in Ireland between 1860 and 1864:
David, Ellen and Mary.
Thomas Patrick b. 1867 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 22 Jun 1889, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 23 Jun 1889 East Perth Cemetery, RC Section, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 5 Mar 1887. Probate: 21 Dec 1894, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3403-1894-066].
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 95th (Derbyshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2620 Private.
Attestation date and place 8 Apr 1851 Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Service/Campaigns Turkey & Crimea 1 year 6 months.
Promotions Private to Corporal 1 Aug 1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol 19 August 1855.
Disabled by loss by amputation of middle finger of left hand after wound from piece of shell in the advanced trenches near to the Quarries before Sebastopol. The fragment of shell shatted the phalanges of middle finger and fractured the 1st phalanx of fore finger; the ring and fore finger are stiff.
Unfit for further service [Chatham Novbr 10th 1855].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 11 Dec 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 4 years 248 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1666/131.
Post Discharge Residence Tooley Street, London Bridge.
Post Discharge Pension District Deptford (1855). 2nd Plymouth (1857). 2nd West London (1860). Galway (1860). Liverpool (1864).
Pension Amount 1/- per diem. Increased to 1/3½d. on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
Ship Racehorse.
Departure and Arrival 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard (Fremantle) 11 Nov 1880, resigned 15 Dec 1881.
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment 1866 to 1872 [Barker p.177 see sidebar].
Fremantle Explosives Magazine (1881).
Land Grant/Purchase 26 Nov 1883 Perth Loc. E81 Claisebrook (grant).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.