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CALLENAN / CALLANAN – John 5th Dragoon Guards

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5th Dragoons Sergeant
Regiment (s)5th Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s) 193
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th January 1824 / 18 years / Ballinrobe  Galway  Ireland
Description – Height
6 Ft 0¾ in
Fresh /Grey / Brown / –
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service24 years 257 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th September 1848  / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Birmingham  England
Pension Districts1848 Birmingham
1850 Longford
1851 Dublin 1st
1852 Carlow
1853 Western Australia
1856 Van Dieman’s Land
1856-1876 Victoria
1876 Dublin
1877 admitted to Kilmainham as In Pensioner
1878 reverted to Out Pension
1879 Birr paid by receipt from Galway
1882 Galway paid Ballinrobe
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th 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 Birthc1806  Parish of Beagh  Galway County 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 WifeMaria B c1844
Eliza B c1851
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
Western Australia to Melbourne 1856 ship unknown
Victoria to Hobart per Tasmania March1856
Hobart to Victoria per City of Hobart 5th May 1856
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th April 1885 Ballinrobe Workhouse, Mayo, Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index 1841
John Callenan (sic) 193 Private 5th Dragoons Location Manchester and Cahir
Discharge due to general debility and chronic rheumatism
1853 wife Eliza signed a memorial to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small.
John Callanan, age 35, and his wife Eliza age 30 together with their daughters Eliza age 5 and Maria age 12 departed Melbourne Victoria for Hobart of the ship Tasmania in March 1856. Apparently they did not find Hobart to their liking for they returned to Melbourne on 5th May 1856 in the ship City of Hobart. John has aged 10 years as he said his age was 45 and his occupation was ‘groom.’
John seems to have left Melbourne for London alone in February1876 on the ship Norfolk although his wife was still alive when he died.