|Birth date and place||c.1826 Carlow, Carlow, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Chatham Barracks, Medway, Kent (1841).|
Royal Sappers & Miners Barracks, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
Staddon Cottages, Plymstock St Mary, Devon (1871).
Fort Bovisand, Plymstock, Devon (1881).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: light brown. Hair: black.|
Marks or Scars: scar on top of left shoulder; large one in front of right thigh; 6 moles on right arm.
|Marriage date and place||2 Dec 1852 Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Children||William b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
Richard b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
James Joseph b. 1858, Plymouth, Devon.
John b. 1861, Gibraltar.
Sarah Jane b. 1864, Gibraltar.
Mary b. 1866, Gibraltar.
Alice b. 1870, Plymouth, Devon.
|Death date and place||28 Nov 1890 Victoria Barracks, Judge Street, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland.|
Cause of Death: rheumatic gout; cirrhosis of liver; heart disease.
|Burial date and place||29 Nov 1890 Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices||Brisbane Courier 29 Nov & 5 Dec 1890.|
Brisbane Telegraph 2 Dec 1890.
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#2112 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||9 Sep 1848 Liverpool, Lancashire.|
|Service/Campaigns||Western Australia 6 years 3 months.|
Gibraltar and Malta 8 years 6 months.
|Musters||WO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).|
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-158 (1858) Western Australia.
WO11-192 27th Company, Gibraltar (1861).
|Promotions||Private to Sapper 9 Sep 1858.|
Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Oct 1860.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Dec 1862.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Five Good Conduct Badges.|
|Other Awards & Prizes||The Great Exhibition 1851.|
Bronze Medal and Present.
|Discharge date and place||26 Oct 1869 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||21 years 48 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1360-132.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Hooe, Plymouth, Devon.|
|Pension District||Plymouth (1869).|
|Pension||17½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.|
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Instructing Warder.|
York Convict Depot Apr 1854 to Dec 1855 (at least).
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 2 Feb 1858 for London.|
|Emigration to Queensland||Immigrated to Brisbane, Queensland with his wife Rachel on SS Merkara .|
Dep. London 22 May 1886. Arr. Brisbane 22 Jul 1886.
Mary Dowling, daughter, left England for Brisbane in 1891 on the same ship.
(See sidebar for details of SS Merkara).