|NAME: Michael FORD||Name variations: None encountered.|
|Birth Date and Place||c. 1810 Kilfinane/Kilfinnan, County Limerick, Ireland – incongruent with discharge documents [WO97-1039-086].|
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|Marriage Date and Place||Potential dates in Victoria, Australia: 1854 or 1857 [VICBDM Reg. #1454 or #904].|
|Spouse||Potential spouses Bridget Smith 1854 or Isabella McIsaac 1857.|
|Land Acquisition in WA|
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|Regiment||22nd (Cheshire) Regiment. 25 Dec 1829 transferred to|
96th Regiment of Foot.
|Soldier No. and Rank||#587 Private.|
|Attestation Date and Place||28 Feb 1828 Ennis, County Clare, Ireland [WO97-1039-086].|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.|
|Service/Campaigns||North America – three years. Australia – seven and a half years.|
|Promotions or Reductions||Private 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).
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|Casualty/Medical||Worn out and unfit for the service in the East Indies.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||30 Jul 1840 tried, sentenced and reduced in rank – charge unknown.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Arrival Australia: Ship and Date||Tortoise. Embarked 16 Aug 1841.|
Dep. 26 Oct 1841 Plymouth. Arr.19 Feb 1842 Hobart, [WO12-9613-307 & DPS].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Java 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-331].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Pinjarrah 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 Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||15 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia [WO97-1039-086].|
|Age at Discharge||43 years (incongruent with birthdate).|
|Length of Service||21 years 98 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1039-086.|
|Pension District||Western Australia [WO22-248-42].|
Victoria (1852-1875) [MSJ p.276].
|Pension Amount||1s. 4d. per diem [WO97-1039-086].|