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EGAN / EAGAN – John 49th Regiment

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49th Regiment
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
NameEGAN / EAGAN – John
Regiment (s)49th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3580
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th July 1854 / 27 years / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 4 months
Length of Service2 years 192 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th January 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea clasp for Sebastopol
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1857 Drogheda
1857 Armagh
1858 Athlone
1860 Roscommon
1860 Athlone
1860 Galway
1860 1st London
1863 Enniskillen
1863 Halifax
1865 Tilbury
1865 Western Australia
1866-1879 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Belanahound Athlone Westmeath Ireland (Note: no such place found – there is a Bellanamullia near Athlone)
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
See Further Information
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 5 September 1866 page 2 Letty passengers
Departure from Western
1866 to South Australia per “Letty”
Date/Place of Death/Burial1882 Milang, Strathalbyn, South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to a gunshot wound to his left hip received in the trenches at Sebastopol –unfit for service.
John disappears from our records 1879 although there is a death for a John Egan at Milang Strathalbyn on 26 September 1882 age 54. John Egan, a single man, had married Ellen Dellehay nee Eckar/Ekan at St. Patrick’s church Adelaide on 7th October 1869. They had 2 sons Thomas born Milang 9th September 1870 and William John born 7th November 1873. William John married Alice Maria McBeth/Beath on 25th February 1897; he died at Hindmarsh Island Adelaide on 13th March 1921.
Thomas died 28th May 1948 at Meningie Pinnaroo South Australia. Ellen Egan age 63 was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 6th September 1898. At the time she was a widow living at Milang although she had been born in Ireland and had lived in the Colony for 30 years having arrived on the Lord Raglan.
Ellen died died 8 April 1903 also at Milang