FINNEGAN / FINIGAN – James 9th Regiment

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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk

Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

NameFINNEGAN / FINIGAN – James
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2920
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th January 1848 / 17 years 10 months / Dublin Ireland
Harness maker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fair / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 8 months
Crimea – 1 month OR 1 year (anomaly in discharge papers)
Length of Service8 years 187 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th October 1856 / Approved Adjutants General Office Inquiry Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasp for Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal.
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 1st Dublin
1866 Tilbury
1866 Western Australia
Pension Paid1856 7d temporary pending an inquiry
1857 adjusted to 8d per diem permanent back dated from commencement
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birth24th March 1830 St Nicholas Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
FINNEGAN James
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
TEARNEY Helen
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KILLEEN (KILIEN) Catherine
Birr Kings Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage20th April 1871 Perth Western Australia (RC)
Children by 1st WifeMichael (twin) B 10th February 1872 Perth Western Australia
D 1908 West Kimberley Western Australia (tentative)
Patrick (twin) B 10th February 1872 Perth Western Australia
Margaret Mary Kate B 1874 Perth, Western Australia
Notes: Michael & Patrick recorded with Catherine Killeen as mother but ‘John’ as father – Margaret Mary Kate born six months after death of father James
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
KILLEEN or KILIEN James
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd December 1873 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Finnegan 2920 Private location Dublin
Discharge due to wasting and paralysis of lower extremities caused by the explosion of a magazine or mine at Crimea 1855. He experiences considerable pain.
3rd February 1876 Widow Catherine applies for (poor) relief