NAME Owen COGGLEName variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Placec. 1815 or 1820 Norwich?  [deduced death record/enlistment].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and Place18 Jun 1853 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#534].
SpouseElizabeth SPENCER (widow).
ChildrenStep children from wife’s previous marriage – not verified [The Herald 14 Oct 1871].
OccupationsOverseer, Gaol Working Party* [BARK p.37].
Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place3 Feb 1878 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#9564].
Burial Date and PlaceFebruary 1878 Skinner Street, Fremantle, Western Australia [deduced].
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#1414 Corporal.
Enlistment Date and Place10 Oct 1839 Norwich, Norfolk [WO12-9611-127].
Age 19 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 5s. 0d.  First Muster 5 Nov 1839 Haydock Lodge Military Barracks, Lancashire.
Physical DescriptionHeight:  5 ft. 5 ins. [WO12-9611-127].
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and DateLady Raffles.
Dep. 2 Dec 1840 Portsmouth. Arr. 17 Mar 1841 Hobart (disembarked 19 Mar 1841) [WO12-9612-292].
Arrival South Australia: Ship and DateEudora  Dep. 5 Oct 1841 Hobart.  Arr. 15 Oct 1841 SA [WO12-9613-196].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart (embarked 27 Jan 1847) [WO12-9620-334].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 6 Apr1848 [WO12-9622-113].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGood Conduct Badge 1d. per diem – prior to arriving in WA.
Military Postings within Western AustraliaHQ Perth 24 Feb to 30 Sep1847,On Guard July [WO12-9620 & WO12-9622-36].
York 1 Oct to 1847 to 30 May 1848 [WO12-9622].
On Guard or Perth HQ 1 June to 30 Nov 1848 [WO12-9622-163].
Pinjarra 1 Oct 1848 to 31 Mar 1849 [WO12-9622-196].
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and Place

27 Apr 1849 Perth, Western Australia – Conditional [WO28-266-97].
15 Feb 1851 Horse Guards, Westminster, London.
1 Jul 1851 Commandant, Perth, Western Australia.
Purchased Discharge for £4 0s. 0d. [WO28-266-132].

Age at Discharge31 or 36 years [deduced].
Length of Service12 years [deduced].
Owen Coggle had something to say about his Army service, but very little can be found in the records for his civilian life.  *The reference [BARK p.37] of him being in the 99th Regiment relates to him being attached to the detachment relieving the 96th while he and others were awaiting official discharge in 1851. The following snippets from Owen Coggle’s days in court are perhaps the only footprints he left in the Colony.

The account of him being called as a witness in the matter of the stolen pork can be found in the Perth Gazette on 4 July 1851.
The mention of an axe allegedly stolen from him is in the Perth Gazette dated 5 January 1855.
His fine for drunkenness is reported in the Perth Gazette dated 19 September 1862.