MEEHAN / MEECHAN – Patrick HEIC 2nd Bengal Infantry

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Indian Mutiny Medal

Name MEEHAN / MEECHAN – Patrick
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bengal Infantry
Regiment Number (s) Discharge Number 745
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th May 1839 / 20 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Black / Wounded in knee in Delhi
Overseas Service/Duration HEIC
Length of Service20 years 11 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate  / 23rd August 1860 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
 Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts 1860 Limerick
1861 2nd Liverpool
1862 Bermuda
1863-1865 Western Australia
1865-1871 Adelaide
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Limerick 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
LYNCH Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1st April 1861 St. Mary’ Limerick Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary B c1862 Liverpool Lancashire England
M 1st HUNTER Edward1st December 1883 Canowie Belt Clare South Australia
M 2nd FITZPATRICK Thomas9th August 1897 Norwood South Australia
D 19th June 1914 Spalding Clare South Australia
bur Jamestown Cemetery
Catherine B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Catholic Section Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
George B 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1864 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 23rd March 1867 – page 4
The Express and Telegraph South Australia Tuesday 14th May 1867 – page 2
Departure from Western
1865 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th January 1871 Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationEmbarked England 22nd July 1839  per “Duke of Lancaster” for India
Embarked India 22nd August 1860 per “John Temperley” for England