FORD Michael

NAME: Michael FORDName variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Placec. 1810 Kilfinane/Kilfinnan, County Limerick, Ireland – incongruent with discharge documents [WO97-1039-086].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and PlacePotential dates in Victoria, Australia: 1854 or 1857 [VICBDM Reg. #1454 or #904].
SpousePotential spouses Bridget Smith 1854 or Isabella McIsaac 1857.
Children
OccupationsLabourer.
Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place
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Will and Probate

 

BRITISH ARMY
Regiment22nd (Cheshire) Regiment.  25 Dec 1829 transferred to
96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#587 Private.
Attestation Date and Place28 Feb 1828 Ennis, County Clare, Ireland [WO97-1039-086].
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel.  Hair: light brown.
Service/CampaignsNorth America – three years. Australia – seven and a half years.
Promotions or ReductionsPrivate to Corporal 21 Aug 1839.
Corporal to Private 31 Jul 1840.
Private to Corporal 1 Mar 1843 (Van Diemen’s Land).
Corporal to Sergeant 25 Sep 1848 (Western Australia).
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Casualty/MedicalWorn out and unfit for the service in the East Indies.
Regimental Courts Martial30 Jul 1840 tried, sentenced and reduced in rank – charge unknown.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Arrival Australia: Ship and DateTortoise.  Embarked 16 Aug 1841.
Dep. 26 Oct 1841 Plymouth. Arr.19 Feb 1842 Hobart,  [WO12-9613-307 & DPS].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-331].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPinjarrah 24 Feb to 31 Oct 1847.
Perth HQ 1 Nov to 15 May 1849 when discharge recommended [WO28-266-101].
[All sources from WO12-9620 to 9622].
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and Place15 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia [WO97-1039-086].
Age at Discharge43 years (incongruent with birthdate).
Length of Service21 years 98 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1039-086.
Pension DistrictWestern Australia [WO22-248-42].
Victoria (1852-1875) [MSJ p.276].
Pension Amount1s. 4d. per diem [WO97-1039-086].