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KEENAN – James 1st Regiment 2nd Battalion

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1st Regiment
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameKEENAN – James
Regiment (s)1st Regiment 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 965
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd January 1835 / 18 years / Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 7 years 2 months
West Indies – 2 years 4 months
Cephalonia – 2 years 2 months
Crimea – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service21 years 114 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th September 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1856 Longford
1859 Liverpool
1860 Longford
1863 Tilbury
1863-1866 Western Australia
1866-1876 South Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc 1817 Temple Michael Longford 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 15th August 1866
South Australian Register 
3rd September 1866
South Australian Chronicle
 26th February 1876 (Death notice)
South Australian Register Saturday 10th June 1876 page 8 Sale of wearing apparel re James Keenan must have been to pay for his funeral or his hotel bill
Departure from Western
13th August 1866 per “Emily Smith” departed  King George Sound (Albany) and arrived 2nd September 1866 in Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th February 1876 Clarendon Hotel Hindley Street Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Residence: Burra South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Keenan 965 Private 2nd Batt 1st foot location London Canada
1851 As Above location Fermoy Ireland
Discharge due to Chronic dyspnoea chronic rheumatism and varicose veins