KEAUGHRAN – Edward Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge

NameKEAUGHRAN – Edward
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 446 and 2163
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th February 1826 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fresh / Dark Blue / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationPortugal – 1 year 3 months
Malta – 9 years 9 months
Length of Service22 Years 359 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 9th January 1849 /  Woolwich  England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Athlone Ireland
Pension Districts1849 Athlone Ireland
1851-1861 Western Australia
1861 Madras
1862-1865 Mauritius
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1808  Athlone  Westmeath  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
Date/Place of MarriageDecember 1829  St. Peter’s  Athlone Westmeath  Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMargaret  B 1832  Manchester England
M TOWNSEND William 29th April 1855 Western Australia
D 1875 Not yet known
Edward F V  B  1838 Malta
(This child was not with the family when they arrived in Western Australia)
Thomas J   B 1840 Malta
M SHEAN Eliza Jane 4th February 1865 Perth Western Australia
D  1897 Western Australia
Ellen  B  1843 Not yet known
Mary   B 1845 Not 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
North Fremantle  lot P8
1 acre – assigned 20th November 1852
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 21st January 1857 –  page 4 – E Kaughran (sic) an Enrolled Pensioner donated 2 shillings to the Nightingale Fund
Many references to Thomas J Keaughran, a land surveyor.
Departure from Western
Madras 1861
Mauritius 1862
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 – Mermaid’s Ships Surgeon log – lists sickness for family
4th May 1853 – witness into the conduct of Pensioner Henry GUERIN
9th June 1855 –  shown in Military return as Roman Catholic
18th November 1857 –  was drunk and resisting guards at North Fremantle – pension changed
25th March 1861-15th August 1861 – Thomas Keaughran was employed as a Assistant warder – dismissed
1865 – Thomas was a police constable in Perth and Champion Bay / Northampton
Balance of his pension was paid to Mrs DOYLE (not known) possibly in Mauritius