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BANNON – Patrick 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
Punniar Star

Class of 1853 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – April 2013 EPG Gazette


NameBANNON – Patrick
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 953
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th June 1832 / 18 years / Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Description – Height
5’6 ¾”
Fresh/Grey/Brown/ wound on right thigh
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 7 years 119 days
East Indies – 3 years 342 days
Length of Service16 years 298 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 27th March 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsBronze Star Punniar awarded 1843
Intended Residence at
Liverpool England
Pension Districts1849 Liverpool
1849 Londonderry
1851-1856 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
Pension Paid1/8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Lisnarick Derryvullan Fermanagh 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B c1849 Liverpool England
M BELLAMY John 25th December 1876 Port Augusta South Australia
D 19th September 1920 Iron Knob South Australia
Isabella (Bella) B 8th November 1853 York Western Australia
M 1879 GODIER Thomas E. Menindie New South Wales
D 4th September 1902 Tiboorburra New South Wales
Thomas B 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
M PITT Ann 21st June 1885 All Saint’s Port Augusta South Australia
D 12th January 1895 Port Augusta South Australia
William James B 11th February 1858 Dry Creek South Australia
D 23rd July 1926 St. George Queensland
James B 30th August 1860 Bowden South Australia
D Possibly 17th January 1927 Deniliquin New South Wales
Elizabeth Charlotte B 1st February 1865 Port Augusta South Australia
M ZIMMERMANN Johannes Gotthard 25th February 1886 Lutheran Church Adelaide South Australia
D 8th February 1915 Adelaide South Australia
Rose Ann B 9th December 1870 Port Augusta South Australia
M JOHNSTON Christopher 29th October 1888 Frome South Australia
D 31st October 1935 Henley Park Hindmarsh South Australia
Alexander Patrick (Alick) B 17th November 1873 Carriewerloo Frome South Australia
M BEWLEY Jane 2nd April 1907 St. Augustine’s Unley South Australia
D 8th August 1935 Eastwood South Australia
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
26th July 1853 Patrick Bannon Sergeant of Pensioners York applied to purchase York building lot 135 for £10. Approved for sale 7th September 1853
Occupation after
Appointed Gaoler York 1st September 1852 also Sergeant of Pensioners York resigned and left for Fremantle 14th March 1854. Charged ten shillings for deficiencies in stores.
Night Warder Convict Establishment 11th April 1854 resigned 20th December 1854
Employed Dry Creek Prison 1858
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 5th September 1857 page 4 Passenger list Robert Clive Patrick Bannon wife and 4 children
Adelaide Observer Saturday 20th March 1858 page 8 Donations from Dry Creek Prison to Indian Relief Fund
Port August Dispatch Tuesday 23rd October 1883 page 2 Death of Elizabeth
The Daily Mail (Brisbane QLD) Tuesday 27th July 1926 page 8 Death of William James Bannon
The Riverine Grazier (Hay NSW) Friday 21st January 1927 page 5 Death of James Bannon
Departure from Western
August 1857 per Robert Clive for Adelaide SA
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known –  he died before his daughter Elizabeth’s marriage in 25th February 1886 –  “The late Sergeant Patrick Bannon”
Date/Place of Death/Burial
9th October 1883 Port Augusta South Australia
Not yet known, the records of the Port Augusta cemetery were lost in a fire 1944
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Patrick Bannon 953 Private 50th foot location at sea Calcutta
Discharge due to severe gunshot wound to the upper part of the right thigh received at “Punniar” 29th December 1843 and for which he was under treatment until sent home from Calcutta at the end of 1844-lame unable to march.
Patrick Bannon was treated for an intermitted fever from 17th July to 22nd July 1851 aboard the ‘Pyrenees’.
On the passenger list of the ship to Adelaide (Robert Clive) there were 4 children we have only found 3 born before 1857.
16th January 1878 The Inquirer (WA) reported the murder of Patrick Bannon of the 50th regiment, an item they copied from several South Australian newspapers however the Port Augusta Dispatch (Saturday 8th December 1877 page 1) reported it was a case of mistaken identity and Sergeant Patrick Bannon of the Queens regiment was alive and well.
Patrick Bannon was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital 22nd July 1878 age 65. At the time he was a widower religion RC residing at Port Augusta and his occupation is given as a shepherd born Ireland and had been 21 years in the Colony arriving of the Robert Clive. The date of death for his wife is inconsistent with his marital state on this record perhaps he remarried
His son Thomas was also admitted to the hospital on 28th December 1894 age 39 religion RC. He was a married man resident at Broken Hill working as a miner. He died on 12th January 1895.
William James (son) Inquest held 24th July 1926 Mungindi New South Wales