PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas SHAUGHNESSY (Shaughnessey)
Birth date and place 25 Oct 1824 Moore, Shannon Bridge, Roscommon, Ireland.
Baptism date and place Diocese of Tuam. Baptism records not extant prior to 1876.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 7 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 22 Dec 1862 St Peters Church, Athlone, Roscommon (tentative).
Spouse Bridget GALVIN (tentative).
Children At least one child – Rose Ellen?
Death date and place 23 Dec 1872 Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place December 1872 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
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 place 25 Jul 1842 Longford, Longford.
Service/Campaigns Malta 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.
Musters 1851 Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO12-9060].
1861 Delhi [WO12-8649].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
Five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 24 Nov 1863 Colchester.
Length of Service 21 years 31 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1630/145.
Post Discharge Residence Athlone, County Roscommon.
Post Discharge Pension District Athlone (1863). 2nd Belfast (1865). Southampton (1865).
Pension Amount 1/- per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Norwood.
Departure and Arrival 13 Apr 1867 Portland; 13 Jul 1867 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
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