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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 Districts1860 Limerick
1861 2nd Liverpool
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
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 31st January 1862 Liverpool Lancashire England
Bp 2nd February 1862 Our Lady of Reconciliation de la Salette Liverpool Lancashire
M 1st HUNTER Edward 1st December 1883 Canowie Belt Clare South Australia
M 2nd FITZPATRICK Thomas 9th 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 Australi
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 3rd January 1865 page 2 Passengers per South Australian (Meeghan)
Adelaide Observer 23rd March 1867 page 4 Assault on wife
The Express and Telegraph South Australia Tuesday 14th May 1867 – page 2 Charged with aggravated assault
Southern Cross(Adelaide SA) Friday 26th June 1914 page 7 death of Mary Fitzpatrick
Departure from Western
11th December 1865 departed Swan River for Adelaide arriving 31st December 1865 per South Australian
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
Discharge: Time expired
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated Patrick Meehan’s conduct as Indifferent. His liquor was stopped for 4 days for causing a disturbance at 3am, for 2 days for neglecting to clear the mess table and again for 7 days for beating his wife. Mrs Meehan’s conduct was Very Good. Their daughter Mary who was age 9 months was treated for bronchitis during the voyage
In 1867 Patrick Meehan was sentenced to 6 months hard labour for aggravated assault on his wife and his land lord John Bennett.
Patrick Meechan (sic) was admitted three times to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital prior to his death.
2nd January 1869, age 48, married, RC, living Currie street, occupation labourer, born Limerick and had been 4 years in the Colony having arrived on the South Australian.
2nd June 1869 he was now living in Acklin street otherwise the information was the same and again on 18th December 1869 when he said he was living Adelaide.