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Regiment (s)21st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 297
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1823 / 18 years / Mullingar Westmeath Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 In
Dark / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 20 days
Van Diemen’s Land – 5 years
East Indies – 6 years 157 days
Length of Service22 years 213 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th July 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Gallashiels Roxburghshire Scotland
Pension Districts1848 2nd Edinburgh
1848 1st Edinburgh
1855 – 59 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Castle Connor Sligo 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
UNKNOWN Margaret
B c1807
Date/Place of Marriage1825
Children by 1st WifeJane c 1826
D Not yet known
B c1836 Not yet known
M 12th April 1876 STEVENS Jane Newcastle Western Australia
D 21st March 1880 Western Australia
James B 15th March 1841 Possibly India
M 15th May 1865 COCKMAN Ellen Perth Western Australia
D 27th July 1915 Northam Western Australia
Thomas B 15th February 1851 Not yet known
M 24th March 1872 HERBERT Charlotte Toodyay Western Australia
D 26th July 1891 Western Australia
Agnes bap 21st May 1843 Kamptu Madras India
M 1866 MONGER John Henry York Western Australia
D 4th April 1920 Claremont Western Australia
Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Not yet known
Occupation after
Orderly to Governor Kennedy
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 1st August 1891 page 34 death of Thomas
Inquirer & Commercial News Saturday 5th November 1892 page 7 Death of Margaret
Toodyay Herald (WA: 1912-1954) Saturday 3rd July 1915 page 3 Death of James
The West Australian Wednesday 14th April 1920 page 1 Death of Agnes
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd April 1859 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd November 1892 Toodyay Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn Margaret Donegan’s  obituary it was stated that she had eleven children only five of the names have been found.