PERSONAL DETAILSThomas SHAUGHNESSY (Shaughnessey)
Birth date and place25 Oct 1824 Moore, Shannon Bridge, Roscommon, Ireland.
Baptism date and placeDiocese of Tuam. Baptism records not extant prior to 1876.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 7 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place22 Dec 1862 St Peters Church, Athlone, Roscommon (tentative).
SpouseBridget GALVIN (tentative).
ChildrenAt least one child – Rose Ellen?
Death date and place23 Dec 1872 Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeDecember 1872 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiment.  1 Mar 1857 transferred to
82nd (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1693 (88th) #61 (82nd) Private.
Attestation date and place25 Jul 1842 Longford, Longford.
Service/CampaignsMalta 1 year 1 month.
West Indies 3 years 4 months.
North America 1 year 1 month.
Crimea 2 years 3 months.
East Indies 5 years 7 months.
Musters1851 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-9060].
1861 Delhi [WO12-8649].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place24 Nov 1863 Colchester.
Length of Service21 years 31 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1630/145.
Post Discharge ResidenceAthlone, County Roscommon.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictAthlone (1863). 2nd Belfast (1865). Southampton (1865).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNorwood.
Departure and Arrival13 Apr 1867 Portland; 13 Jul 1867 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
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