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HORRIGAN / HONIGAN – Jeremiah 66th Regiment and 1st Battalion 5th Fusiliers

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66th Regiment Badge
5th Fusiliers
Regiment (s)66th Regiment and 1st Battalion 5th Fusiliers
Regiment No (s) 2067 / 1012
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
66th Foot – 24th June 1842 / 16 years 3 month / London Middlesex England
5th Fusiliers –25 June 1861/ 34 years 3 months / Colchester Essex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 4 years 1 month
West Indies – 3 years 5 months
Canada – 3 years 4 months
East Indies – 3 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 36 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate
66th Foot – 22nd June 1861 / Dunnanore? Ireland
5th Fusiliers – 8th May 1866 / Athlone Westmeath Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot Known
Intended Residence at
47 Euston Road London England
Pension Districts1861 North London
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1827 St Benys Cork 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage
Children by 1st Wife
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Western Australian Times Tuesday 11 April 1876 page 2 death
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th April 1876 Fremantle, Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationWhen Jeremiah Horrigan enlisted age 16 years and 3 months he was a quarter of an inch below the regulated standard height, however an exception was made for him.
Where his place of birth is given as St. Berry’s Cork it may apply to St. Finbarr’s Cork which the locals called St. Barry’s.
After he requested his discharge from the 66th regiment 2nd June 1861 he was given the Right of Registry for a deferred pension of 4 pence per day after attaining the age of 50 years on 24th June 1872. He chose to re-enlist in the 5th Fusiliers for a further term until he was eligible for a pension.
He appeared to have been a reformed character during this time as he was awarded 4 good conduct badges with pay.
Imprisoned for 3 months on a charge of indecency, struck off pension list 9th May 1876