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BARRON / BARRAN – Cornelius 75th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles

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Royal Canadian Uniforms
75th Regiment Stirlingshire
Indian Mutiny Medal 4 clasps including Lucknows


NameBARRON / BARRAN – Cornelius
Regiment (s)75th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment Number (s) ? / 1783
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th February 1853 / 18 years / Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 8 years 8 months
Canada – 3 years 8 months
Length of Service18 years 163 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th August 1870 / Chichester England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with four clasps, Delhi, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow
Intended Residence at
Devonport England
Pension Districts1870 2nd Plymouth
1873 Greenwich
1874-1891 Western Australia
Pension Paid7½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1834 Doon Limerick 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
HILL or HALL Elizabeth Ann
c1842 Willcove Torpoint Cornwall England
Date/Place of Marriage2nd Qtr 1863 Devonport Devon England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B c1863 Devonport Devon England
M TAYLOR George D. 17th May 1885 Western Australia
B 19th October1865 Portsmouth England
Bp 29th December 1865 St Paul’s Devonport Devon England
M UNKNOWN Ellen Mary
D 12th March 1944 East Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
George B c1865 Kingston Ontario Canada
M FITZPATRICK Maud 24th December 1895 Western Australia Daughter of EPG Michael Fitzpatrick
D 1st April 1952 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
John B c1868 Canada
Agnes B 1875 Perth Western Australia
M SAUNDERS Thomas Henry 1896 Coolgardie WA
D 17th August 1907 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta RC Cemetery Perth WA
Stillborn Male B 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
Elizabeth Ann B 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
HILL James
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P83
1.3.18 acres
31st January 1884 Title application
5th August 1884 title issued Title 6/145
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Saturday 2nd February 1889 page 3 drunkenness (Cornelius had many charges against him for being drunk)
The Daily News (Perth WA) Friday 21st November 1890 page 3 Both Cornelius and Elizabeth were charged with using obscene language. Elizabeth was deaf she could speak!
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th March 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
8th October 1905 East Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Cornelius Barron 3165 Private 75th Foot location Fort William Calcutta West Indies
Discharge due to disbandment of the Corps.
In the 1871 Census Cornelius Barron is living with his family at 7 Boot Lane Stoke Damerel Devonport Devon.
His wife Elizabeth was born 1842 at Wilcove Cornwall and is deaf
Daughter Mary age 7 was born Devonport, son Cornelius age born 1866 at Portsmouth while sons John age 3 and George age 1 were both born in Canada.Some Western Australian records registered as BARRAN