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CALLAGHAN / O’CALLAGHAN – John 63rd Regiment

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James / John and Cornellius Callaghan or O’Callaghan – Are they brothers by Richard O’Callaghan EPG Gazette October 2011

63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
Regiment (s)63rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1489
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th February 1840 / 18 years 7 months / Fort William Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years
Length of Service21 years 39 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 2nd April 1861 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Belfast Ireland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Belfast
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1879 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/7d per diem
1875 Increased to 1/10d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Castleblaney Monaghan 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
c1824 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B c1842 Not yet known
D 14th November 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
John Francis Bap 7th February 1853 St. James Dublin Dublin Ireland
M PAINE Annie18th May 1874 Perth Western Australia
D 18th May 1895 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Master Shoemaker at Roman Catholic Orphanage Subiaco Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesThe Western Australian Times 24th October 1876 – page 2 Witness at a trial for excessive corporal punishment administered at the Catholic Orphanage
The Herald 23rd March 1878 – page 3 Fire in the Barracks
The Daily News Monday 27th June 1887 page 3 Death of Elizabeth
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st February 1879 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th June 1887 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Callaghan 1489 Private 63rd foot location Moulein
1851 John Callaghan 1489 Private 63rd foot location Ashton under Lyne and Limerick
1861 John Callaghan 1489 Sergeant 63rd foot location Belfast
Discharge at own request after 21 years service.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman recorded: 22nd November 1862 In consequence of incapacity shown by Sergeant Major Smith in the management of the Guard, he has this day been suspended and Sergeant Callaghan appointed Act. Sergeant Major.
25th December 1862 Acting Sergeant Major Callaghan having been found fault with for being the worse for drink, he requested to be relieved from the duty of Acting Sergeant Major, which has accordingly been done, and Sergeant Smith appointed Sergeant Major.
The Surgeon Superintendent rated John Callaghan’s conduct as Good and Mrs Callaghan and children’s as Very Good