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HOURIGAN – Richard – Light Dragoons 3rd 4th

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3rd Dragoon Guards
4TH Light Dragoons
1881 Pension increased 2/- 2½d for 6 years service in the Enrolled Guard – page 5 WO97
Sutlej w Ferozeshuhuand Sobraon Clasps
Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
NameHOURIGAN – Richard
Regiment (s)3rd and 4th Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 2178 Discharge Number
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16 years 5 months Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5′ 9.5 ”
Blue Eyes, Light Brown Hair and Fresh Complexion
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies 13 years 6 months
Army in East, Turkey & Crimea 10 months
Length of Service24 years 10 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge23 May 1862 Limerick
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal Moodkee w Ferozeshuhur & Sobraon.
Punjab Medal clasps Goojerat & Chilianwala.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Wood House Farm, Cahirconlish, Limerick.
Pension Districts1864 transferred Limerick to South Australia
1867 Adelaide
1874 Perth
1881 Adelaide
Pension Paid1881 Pension increased 2/- 2½d for 6 years service in the Enrolled Guard refer WO97
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
Not yet known
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth1820 Tipperary
Date/Place of Baptism
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 MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1881 Special Constable
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Rob Roy 11 Jan 1881 for Adelaide.
Date/Place of Death/Burial25 October 1894 New Town Tasmania
27 October 1894 Cornelian Bay Cemetery Tasmania
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Index Karnaul, Bengal India
See Profile at Diane Oldman’s Crimean War Veterans in Western Australia