CALLAGHAN / CALLAGNAN – Cornelius 2nd Regiment

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Regiment (s) 2nd Queens Royal Regiment of Infantry
Regiment Number (s) 1128
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th May 1839 / 19 years / Cork  Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration East Indies – 5 years 11 months
Length of Service 11 years  204 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 21st October 1850 / Newry Ireland
Campaign Medals None
Intended Residence at
1 Curtis Lane  Cork  Ireland
Pension Districts 1850  Cork
1853  Tilbury
1853-1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid 6d per day, temporary  to 24th December 1853
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th April 1853  London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth c1820 Parish of St Peter’s  Cork  Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1820  Cork  Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage c1840 Not yet known
Children by 1st Wife Elizabeth B c1854  Fremantle  Western Australia
Catherine B c1866 Northampton Western 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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Warder  from 12th October 1853 to 14th August 1857
Newspaper Articles Not yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial According to family, Cornelius “John” died 19th April 1869 while a prisoner Fremantle Gaol
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or Probate None known
Further Information According to Barker in Warders and Gaolers:
1860 sentenced 3 months imprisonment for aiding wife Ann steal from a store in Geraldton 1860  Admitted Invalid Depot with a disease of the chest (?) stole ale – sentenced 6 months imprisonment
Family were destitute and admitted to the poor house.