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CRONIN / CRONAN – Owen HEIC Bombay Fusiliers and 18th Brigade Royal Artillery

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Royal Artillery Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
Punjab Medal no clasp



Regiment (s)HEIC Bombay Fusiliers and Royal Artillery 18th Brigade
Regiment No (s) ? / 1222
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
HEIC – 9th April 1845 / 20 years / Cork Ireland
Royal Artillery – 14th October 1861/ India
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 19 years 96 days
Embarked England 29th July 1845 per “Mary Anne” for India
Embarked India July 1863 or 1864 per “Morayshire” for England
Length of ServiceHEIC – 19 years 354 days
Royal Artillery – 1 year 121 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 26th July 1864 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
Medal with two clasps for Punjaub
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1864 1st Cork
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Grenville Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Owen Cronin
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LYONS Ann/Hannah daughter of John Lyons
Date/Place of Marriage26 February 1865/St. Patrick’s Cork City,Cork
Children by 1st Wife
2nd Husband of WifeCARR William – 89th Rgt arrived PALMERSTON 1861
D 15th July 1893
Date/Place of Marriage2 December 1871 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News Monday 30 October 1922 page 9
Death of Anne Carr
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th Aug 1869 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Ann Carr formerly Cronin died 29 October 1922/Buried Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationServed at the siege of Mooltan, Battle of Goojerat 1848
Suppression of the rebellion in Malwa and Central India 1857/58/59.
Principal sieges and battles Dhar, Mundismoor, Ratghur,Baunpoor,Betwa,Ghansi, Roonch Calpa and Gwalior

Charles Hammond (In charge of Troops) Ship Morayshire
5 February 1863 from Simons Town (South Africa)
Captain Hunter 72nd Regt.
I have the honor to inform you that Corp Cronin of the Royal Artillery was suffering from scurvy before leaving India which has been further aggravated by the voyage. I consider that the further continuance of the voyage to England would be fatal to him and I therefore earnestly recommend that he may be removed to the shore.