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O’CONNOR – Patrick HEIC 1st Bombay European Fusiliers

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameO’CONNOR – Patrick
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay European Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 85
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st March 1845/21 years/Cork
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 In
Sallow / Hazel / Black / loss of fourth and fifth finger of left hand
Overseas Service/DurationEmbarked England 29th July 1845 per “Mary Ann” for India.
Length of Service3 years 10 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 19th September 1849 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone known
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1849 Cork
1850 Cork
1850 Leeds
1854 Western Australia
1858-1875 Melbourne
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of BirthC 1824 Mendlough (Menlough) Galway Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Single man at the time of arrival Sea Park
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
WO23/22 states not appeared since 1 October 1854.  Suggest left Western Australia sometime after this date.
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationLoss of fingers occurred whilst in action in Mooltan.
On 21st October 1853 the Staff officer at Leeds was notified that the name of Corporal Pat O’Connor EIC 85 @ 9d was on the list of candidates for the upcoming guard and he would be notified when his services were required. On 23rd November he was duly notified that Pat O’Connor was to proceed to Tilbury Fort and report himself to Captain Nair on the 23ed instant.
WO23/23 states still receiving pension in Melbourne in 1875.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Sea Park gave an unfavourable report as to the conduct on board of Patrick O’Connor
SROWA Cons 36 Volume 303 Folios 80 & 81 – He was accused of neglect of duty, gross insolence and reduced from Corporal to private and had his grog stopped for 7 days. He was further charged with bad conduct insubordinate language, and had not fulfilled the conditions under which he was entitled to a free passage and was in fact a prisoner when the ship arrived in the Colony. He was struck off the Enrolled Force and his pension placed under stoppage until the cost of his passage made good