MINORGAN – Thomas 4th 10th and 24th Regiment

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Thomas Minorgan by Jeffery W Oates – 2020

Thomas Minorgan and Vale Colin Minorgan – EPG Gazette 2001 No 2

Thomas Minorgan photograph courtesy of Jeffery W Oates



Thomas and Catherine courtesy of Jeffery W Oates

4th Regiment

10th Lincolnshire Cap Badge

24TH South Wales Borderers cap badge

Thomas’ actual medals in order – Turkish Crimea Medal, Crimean War Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps and Meritorious Service Medal – courtesy Jeffery W Oates

Uniform rank ensign – courtesy Jeffery W Oates

Karakatta Monument

Land Application

1887 parade of the Enrolled Pensioner Guard in Barrack Street before the guard was disbanded. Thomas is on the extreme right marked with a “X”

NameMINORGAN – Thomas
Regiment (s)10th 24th 4th and 24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / – / – / 694
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th November 1851 / 19 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7.1/8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 7 months
Crimea – 2 years 4 months
Length of Service16 years 28 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 17th December 1867 / Sheffield England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
One Good Conduct Badge
Meritorious Service Medal (annuity) 1899.
Intended Residence at
28 Henrietta Street Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1868 Dublin
1873 Greenwich
1874-1911 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/6d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/8½d per diem then 2/0d per diem for service in Enrolled Force and being allowed for  5 years 8 months service in Dublin City Military Militia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birth19th March 1832 St James Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1768 Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
B 1806 Scotland
Dublin Ireland
SiblingsMINORGAN Robert
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1840 (of Waterford Ireland – marriage certificate) – death not yet unknown
Date/Place of Marriage2 February 1858 Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland
Children by 1st WifeRobert John B 29 December 1858 Killarney, Kerry, Ireland baptised there 1 Jan 1859
M MACK Catherine 1884 Perth Western Australia
D 6th November 1917 Cottesloe Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
POWER Pierce (a farmer)
Mother of 1st wife
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1841 Connaught, Ireland.
Date/Place of Marriage13 August 1859, Clonmel, Ireland
also registered 25th November 1859 Medway, Kent, England
Father is Michael MEEGHAN
Children by 2nd WifeNone known
2nd Wife
Date of Death
November 1869
Dublin Ireland
3rd WifeFLYNN Catherine
Date/Place of Marriage11th July 1870 Dublin Ireland
Father of 3rd wife
Date/Place of Birth
FLYNN Patrick
Children by 3rd WifeThomas
B 19 May 1871 in Dublin Ireland
D 6 May1915 in Perth WA
M Mary Geary 1893 Perth WA
Annie B 11 January 1873 in Dublin Ireland
D 2nd June 1976 Como Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia (did not marry)
James Christopher
B 8 March 1875 Perth Western Australia
D 30th March 1927 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia – (did not marry)
Alice Mary
B 28 April 1877 in Perth
D in 1877 at age 9 mths in Perth WA
Catherine Mary
B 1 December 1878 in Perth
D 9 June 1968 in Como, Perth WA
(did not marry)
Evelyn Mary
B 29 December 1880 in Perth
D  October 1881 at age 9 mths in Fremantle WA
Edward Patrick B 1882 Perth Western Australia
D 5th June 1948 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery  Western Australia
M Margaret Brown 1918 Perth WA
Alice Mary B  8 December 1887 Perth Western Australia
D 17 April 1973 in West Leedervile, Perth WA
M James Brown (no record of actual marriage located)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
21st June 1930 Como, Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
John Street West Perth Lot 126Y
0.3.0 acres
Occupation after
Enrolled Pensioner Force:
– Staff Sergeant at the Perth Barracks
– Inspector of Pensioner Cottages
– Imperial Paymaster for the pensioner force in the colony.
Also Drill Instructor to the Metropolitan Rifle Volunteer Corps (MRVC) for a term of nearly six years
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st December 1911 Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill: 30 Apr 1907. Probate: 15 Jul 1912, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Further InformationBelieved to be Major Domo at Government House Perth