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BRENNAN – Michael 40th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment
2nd Afghan Campaign inscribed “Candihar” “Ghurznee” “Cabool” 1842
Bronze Star Battle Maharajpoor 1843


NameBRENNAN – Michael
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 930
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th November 1835 / 18 years  / Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 4 year 350 days
Lower and Upper Scinde Belloochestan and Afghanistan – 3 years 324 days
Length of Service10 years 164 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 1st May 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals2nd Afghan Campaign inscribed “Candihar” “Ghurznee” “Cabool” 1842
Bronze Star for Battle of Maharajpoor 1843
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Kilkenny
1865 Tilbury
1865-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem for 6 months renewed every 6 months until made permanent 1st January 1851
1874 Increased to 9½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Gowran Kilkenny 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 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th March 1875 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to “extensive ulceration in both the lower extremities, partial contraction of both knee joints and an impaired constitution”.
Possible baptism for a Michael, it is the only one and the coverage for Gowran is quite comprehensive