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CALLAGHAN – James 30th Regiment

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EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

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30th Regiment Cambridgshire Crest
Obituary 1908


Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal


Regiment (s)30th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3968
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th May 1854 / 25 years / Belfast Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Sallow / Brown / Black / Gunshot wounds in both hips
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – no time period stated
Length of Service1 year 159 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Kilkenny
1858 1st Edinburgh
August 1863 Tilbury
1864-1908 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
18th January 1881 Increased to 1/2d per diem for service to the Enrolled Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1829 Butts 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
B c 1842 (deduced) Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1867 Perth Western Australia (Calligan)
Children by 1st WifeMary Johanna (Joanna) B 23rd December 1869 Perth Western Australia
D 21st February 1873 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Catherine Elenor ( Kathleen Helena in Marriage Registration) B 15th June 1871 Perth Western Australia
M BURNS James Robert 1902 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
James Thomas B 21st December 1873 Perth Western Australia
D 30th August 1945 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick John B 9th March 1878 Perth Western Australia
M UNKNOWN Mary (Mollie) unknown date and location
D 13th June 1951 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery 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
Granted Perth Location Y147 of 2 roods 28 perches (From John to Aberdeen Streets between Charles and Fitzgerald Streets). Title application made 6th April 1881
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail 27th June 1908 – page 18 (Obituary James)
The Daily News 5th September 1919 – page 4 (Obituary Mary)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th June 1908 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st August 1919 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Unfit for Service. Wounded by gunshot on 8th September at 2nd attack on the Redan
James Callaghan did not take easily to life as a soldier and in his short period of service he was tried four times by Regimental Court Martial, found guilty and imprisoned for periods ranging from 4 days to 6 weeks. They considered his character & conduct to be very bad. His conduct appeared to have improved in WA.
In 1864 while serving at Rottnest pensioner James Callaghan applied for Maria …pley (sic) a single woman age 24 to be approved as a Government immigrant. At the time she was living at Pointer Lane Kilkenny, the reference was the Rev Mr Dumply she was not related to James.
She appears to have arrived as a nominated immigrant on the Strathmore in 1864 although her age was recorded as 48 not 24. Karrakatta Cemetery records her age at the time of her death in 1919 as 77 ie born 1842.
They were married in 1867 at Perth Western Australia
Cons 527/1886/4342 28 July 1886
Mr Patrick Murphy of R6 Walker St., Kilkenny wrote for Mrs Cate Torpy asking the whereabouts of James Callaghan, pensioner, as he is a very near relation of hers. She has written many times and got no answer. The police investigated and located James in the Mt. Eliza Barracks. He admitted to having received 2 letters and promised to reply to Mr Murphy.