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BRENNAN – Eugene / Edward 95th Regiment

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Eugene Brennan with his Crimea War Medals – courtesy of Sharon Llewellyn
95th Regiment Derbyshire Uniform


Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal


NameBRENNAN – Eugene / Edward
Regiment (s)95th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2100
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd January 1847 / 21 years (deduced) / Killarney Kerry Ireland
Description – Height
5 ft. 8¾ ins
Fresh / Grey / Sandy / Gunshot wound in groin
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey and Crimea – 11 months
Length of Service8 years 162 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Kenmare Kerry Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Tralee
1857 Salisbury
1858 2nd Dublin
1859- Western Australia
1863-1908 Sydney New South Wales
Pension Paid10d per diem
26th January 1905 Increased to 1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1826 Templend Kenmare Kerry 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 Marriage27th October 1862 Perth Western Australia
Children by 1st WifePatrick Eugene B 1864 Redfern New South Wales
D 1945 registered Granville New South Wales
Michael B 1865 Redfern New South Wales
D 1865 New South Wales
John W. B 1866  Redfern New South Wales
D 1866 New South Wales
Mary A. B 1868 Sydney New South Wales
D 1868 Sydney New South Wales
Agnes A. B 1869 Sydney New South Wales
M RULE Sydney Francis 1892 Sydney New South Wales
D 27th July 1962 New South Wales
bur 30th July 1962 Macquarie Park Cemetery New South Wales
John W. B 1871 Sydney New South Wales
D 1920 New South Wales
Mary B 1874 Sydney New South Wales
D 1875 Sydney New South Wales
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesEvening News (Sydney NSW): Thursday 10th August 1911 page 9 (death of Honora Brennan)
Sydney Morning Herald Monday 11th April 1949 page 16 (death of Francis Rule)
Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 4th December 1920 page 14 (death of John . Brennan)
Departure from Western
Late 1862/early 1863 left Western Australia for New South Wales
Date/Place of Death/Burial1908 Liverpool New South Wales
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st August 1911 Woollahra New South Wales
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 British Army World Wide Index
Service No: 2100
Regiment/Unit: 95th (The Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot
Location: Winchester and Portsmouth
1855 Discharge due to lameness of right lower extremity from gunshot wound in groin. Ball still lodged – received at Alma.
In the 1891 Census of Sydney City Eugene Brennan was living at 49 Clarence Lane Sydney West with another 2 males and 2 females ie sons Patrick and John and his wife Honora and daughter Agnes