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HORGAN – Cornelius Royal Artillery Depot

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Royal Artillery Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameHORGAN – Cornelius
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery Depot
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th February 1838 / 18 years / Woolwich England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / Face Smallpox scars
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years
Crimea – 10 months
Length of Service21 years  102 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 20th September 1859 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean with Sebastopol Clasp
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1859 London
1862 Tilbury
1862-1866 Western Australia
1866-1888 South Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK   31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1820  St. Mary’s Cork 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
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Advertiser Monday 29 January 1866 page 2 Arrival of the Emily Smith
The Advertiser Thursday 9th July 1866 – page 3 – Hogan charged no visible means of support
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 23rd October 1880 page 4 – HORGAN a witness to a death
South Australian Register Saturday 5th August 1889 page 2 death of Cornelius
Departure from Western
1866 aboard the Emily Smith
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th November 1888 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index has Cornelius with the 1st Battalion Royal Artillery 8th Company at Leith Fort Glasgow Scotland
1851 British Army Worldwide Index has Cornelius with the 1st Battalion Royal Artillery at Portobello Dublin Ireland
Discharge: At own request having served 21 years
Admission to (Royal) Adelaide Hospital:
07/05/1874, Cornelius Horgan, age 54, W, RC, residence Marrachowie, Shepherd, Born Cork, 12 years in the Colony, ship York.
21/07/1875, 56, S, C of E, residence Marrachowie, Shepherd, born Cork, 17 years in Colony, ship York
17/3/1888, 70 years, S, RC, residence near Port Augusta, born Cork, 32 years in Colony
In the entry for 1874 Cornelius said he was a widower otherwise single.