|PERSONAL DETAILS||Thomas WHELAN|
Name variations: Whealan, Whilan.
|Birth date and place||9 Feb 1828 Castledermot, Kildare, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||14 Aug 1871 St Patrick’s Church, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Spouse||Bridget MURPHY (widow of Timothy Donoghue).|
|Children||Thomas Francis b. 1872, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
Mary Josephine b. 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Margaret Helen b. 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Patrick William b. 1880, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Catherine Mary Theresa b. 1884 (d.1888), Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||7 Jun 1895 Swan Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||8 Jun 1895 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
Memorial in Carrington Street Cemetery, Palmyra, Fremantle, Western Australia (see sidebar).
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Two Funeral Notices and Eight Family Notices of Death including:|
West Australian 8 Jun 1895, 10 Jun 1895.
|Regiment(s)||1st Battalion, 13th (Prince Albert’s Light Infantry) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2082 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||9 Apr 1845 Dublin, Dublin (under age 17 years 2 months).|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 4 years.|
Crimea 1 year.
Gibraltar 3 months.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year 4 months.
East Indies 6 years.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||Wounded in the head(?) by splinter of a shell in the trenches before Sebastopol 7 Sept 1855.|
Pulmonary Consumption originated in India in 1863.
1st Disability – Chronic Bronchitis with Emphysema of Lungs.
It commenced in an attack of Inflammation of the Lungs while he was suffering from Tropical Fever.
General health much impaired -he is not likely to be able to work for a livelihood.
Not aggravated by vice or intemperance. [Dover 20th July 1864].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
Ten times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||20 Sep 1864 Dover.|
|Length of Service||18 years 224 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1431/188.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Banagher, Kings County.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Birr (1864) 1st Liverpool, 2nd Liverpool (1866). Western Australia (1868).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem. Increased to 1/- per diem on 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||8 Mar 1879 North Fremantle, Lot P24, one acre (grant). Title issued.|
12 May 1878 grant approved for cottage improvements.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|