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DORAN – Bryan / Bernard 3rd and 49th Regiment

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3rd Regiment
49th Regiment
British Crimea Medal (Alma Clasp)
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameDORAN – Bryan / Bernard
Regiment (s)3rd and 49th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2447 – 3rd Regiment
3686 – 49th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th April 1847 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
Height 5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Left forearm partially disabled
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea
Length of Service8 years 47 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1855 Clonmel
1855 Tullamore
1861 Athlone
1862 Birr
1864 Tilbury
1864-1867 Western Australia
1867 South Australia
October 1870–1877 Victoria
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birth1837 Kildalkey Meath Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DUNN Sarah (Sally)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage21st April 1860 Tullamore Offaly Ireland (tentative)
Children by 1st WifeEdward B 1860 Tullamore Kerry Ireland
bap 3rd February 1861 Tullamore Offaly Ireland
James  B 1862 Tipperary Ireland
bap 5th October 1862 Moneygall Offaly Ireland
Bernard Bryan  B 1864 at sea aboard “Merchantman” en route to Western Australia
Stephen B 1866 Western Australia
John B 1st June 1868 Willaston South Australia
D 1868 Willaston South Australia
Bridget B 20th May 1869 Willaston South Australia
Thomas B 1873 Williamstown Victoria
Richard B Not yet known
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWilliamstown Chronicle (Vic,: 1856-1954) Saturday 11th January 1873 – page 6
The Argus 24th August 1877 – page 4 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
Not clear when departed or by which ship: arrived in South Australia during 1867
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd August 1877 Melbourne Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1887 Victoria (tentative)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Bryan Doran 2447 Private 3rd Foot location Birr, Templemore and Cork Ireland
Discharge due to left forearm partially disabled by gunshot wound received at Inkerman.
Bryan Doran was accompanied on his voyage on the Merchantman by his wife Sarah and children Edward, James and Bernard who was born at sea. The Surgeon Superintendent rated their conduct as being ‘very good.’ 

VPRS 24 Cons P0000, unit No 361 Inquest into the death of Bernard Doran:
Deposition of his widow Sarah Doran dated 23 August 1877, residing at Hanner Street, Williamstown, Victoria
My husband Bernard (sic) Doran was taken ill on Saturday night of taking a great shivering. He has been suffering from a bad cough for about a month or nearly so. When he took the shivering he was quite sober he went out and got two or three glasses of whiskey and returned about eight o’clock and went to his bed still complaining of pain all night in his left side and the cough awful. I went to the chemist and got a plaster for him but it did no good. On Monday I sent for Dr Figg and he came about 11 o’clock in the day. He prescribed for him and saw him again at night. The doctor saw him again yesterday about twelve when he found my husband up at the fireside when I said he could not lie down the doctor was angry with him for being up and said he would not give him anything nor see him today but would see him tomorrow and left. When the doctor left my husband went to bed. He …. all day and during the night I lay down and fell asleep when I awake again in a short time I found him nearly gone and died about five o’clock.
The doctor gave powders blisters and poultices. The doctor told me he was dangerously ill. I think the doctor might have told me more about him and as to whether he would get better or not.
He was 45 years old and had been in the army and received a pension of nine pence a day. He was born in the county of Meath, Ireland. He had been at Swan River two years, in Adelaide about five years and Victoria about six years.
He was addicted to drink when he could get it but has been (I may say) a teetotaller for two months.
I did not expect him to die so suddenly.
Dr Figg gave his deposition and the jury found that Bernard Doran had died from Pneumonia and no blame could be attached to Doctor Figg.