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FLYNN – John 3rd and 49th Regiment

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Courtesy Jessica Barrett

Alma and Inkerman Clasps
John and Catherine
3rd Regiment
49th Regiment
John Flynn Karakatta headstone moved from East Perth
NameFLYNN – John
Regiment (s)3rd and 49th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1975 – 3rd Regiment
3687 – 49th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th March 1845 / 20 years / Tipperary Ireland
Painter and Glazier
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 3 years
Turkey – 5 months
Crimea – 7 months
Length of Service12 years 8 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 17th March 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma and Inkermann clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Clogheen Tipperary Ireland
Pension Districts1857 Clonmel
1859 1st Cork
1860 2nd Cork
1862 Tilbury
1862-1877 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
From 13th to 28th February 1862 on Pay List Tilbury 1/3d per diem for 15 days
25th July 1876 Increased to 1/1d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth12th February 1824 Cahir Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
c 1799 Cahir Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
WALSH Mary or Catherine
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HOGAN (nee FOLEY) Catherine
B 1st January 1832 Tallow Waterford Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage4th June 1855 Shanrahan Church Parish of Clonmel Ireland
Children by 1st WifeWilliam James B 9th April 1856 Queenstown Camden Fort Ireland
M HOLT Elizabeth Maude 1882 Perth Western Australia
D 19th November 1937 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 8th April 1858 Clogheen Tipperary Ireland
M JOYCE William Jolley 4th June 1884 Perth Western Australia
D 27th August 1934 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John B 12th June 1860 Fermoy Cork Ireland
D 9th October 1865 Perth Western Australia (Reg. #3002)
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries 10th September/October 1865
Edwin B 2nd June 1862 at sea aboard “Norwood”
M POWELL Sarah Jane 25th September 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 5th July 1946 Brunswick Victoria
Samuel Henry B 13th November 1864 Perth Western Australia
D 8th September 1935 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Robert George B 6th April 1867 Perth Western Australia
M 1) READ Alice Emily 1894 Guildford Perth
M 2)  MOORE Helen Ada 14th May 1902 Perth Western Australia
D 19th July 1948 Leederville Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Michael B 3rd June 1869 Perth Western Australia
M ROWAN Ella [Phoebe] May 31st May 1901 Subiaco Western Australia
D 15th September 1948 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
FOLEY John Hugh
B 1806 unknown location
D 1886 unknown location
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeHOGAN Thomas (d 1851)
Date/Place of Marriage1849 Lismore Waterford
Children by 1st HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
8th October 1874 granted Perth Location Y 119 of 3 roods between John and Hardinge Streets West Perth
Occupation after
Painter and Glazier
Dairy Farmer John Street North Perth
Newspaper ArticlesLondon Gazette 22nd November and 1st December 1854 Severely wounded John Flynn (1975) 49th Foot battle of Inkermann
West Australian 27th October 1927 (Funeral Notice Sarah Jane Flynn)
The West Australian Friday 17th September 1948 page 1
Death notice Michael Flynn
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd January 1877 Perth Western Australia
24th January 1877 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries [Headstone moved to Karrakatta Cemetery]
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th November 1921 West Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia
Will or ProbateJohn Flynn’s will dated 15th September 1876 (SRO Cons: 3403 1882-636). Probate granted 20th January 1882
John named his wife Catherine as executor.
“After payment of my just Debts and Funeral Expenses I give to my four youngest Children the whole of my cows & their progeny for their own use and benefit, but they are not to dispose of any of them without the sanction of my wife and their mother Catherine O’Flynn”.
Further InformationContributor to Greenough Fire Fund in 1864 and Pensioners Benevolent Fund
British Army Worldwide Index
1851 John Flynn 1975 Private 3rd foot location Birr, Templemore and Cork
Discharge due to defective vision and dyspnoea, varicose veins to right leg the result of a gunshot wound to the inner right thigh received at the Crimea (Inkermann)
John Flynn’s pay book is available on microfilm at the Battye Library MN 640 Acc 2590A