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Five Forgotten Crimean War Medals by Peter Conole – July 2014 EPG Gazette

9th Regiment Royal Norfolk
French Military Medal – Medaille Militaire Republique France
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal
NameMONAGHAN – Michael
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3490
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th February 1854 / 19 years  / Galway Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft  7¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 8 months
Length of Service1 year  302 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 4th December 1855 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal
Turkish Crimean War Medal
French War Medal for Gallant Service
Intended Residence at
Tuam Galway Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Galway
1859 Limerick
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
1864-1914 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1906 Increased to 1/6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1835  Tuam Galway 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
1843 (deduced) Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMONAGAN (sic) Mary Jane bap 15th May 1859 St. Nicholas North and East  Galway City Ireland
M BENTLEY Thomas  23rd October 1881 Port Augusta South Australia
D  3rd December 1932 Fullerton Adelaide South Australia
Thomas Patrick b February 1864 Not yet known
D  23rd April 1874  Adelaide South Australia
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal  Friday 3rd July 1863 –  page 2 – Michael MONAGHAN charged rape
Inquirer Thursday 8th July 1863 –  page 3 – Michael MONAGHAN convicted attempted rape
The South Australian Advertiser Thursday 23rd April 1874 – page 2 – death of Thomas Patrick MONAGHAN
Express and Telegraph Thursday 23rd March 1878 – page 2 – Michael MONAGHAN charged burglary
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail  Saturday 5th June 1880 –  page 26 – Michael MONAGHAN – larceny (theft)
11th-18th November 1907  Sundry accounts for the commemoration of 50 years since the defence of Lucknow (he was not a veteran of Lucknow) was held in which Michael MONAGHAN was mentioned by name and regiment.
Advertiser Saturday 26th September 1908 –  page 8 – Michael MONAGHAN – Indian Mutiny and Crimean re-union
Advertiser Wednesday 1st July 1914  – page 17 – death of Michael MONAGHAN Also in Observer 4th July 1914
The Advertiser Tuesday 6th December 1932 –  page 14 – death of Mary Jane BENTLEY
The Express Adelaide  Tuesday 30th January 1934 –  page 4 – funeral of Mary MONAGHAN
Departure from Western
Not known – pension paid in South Australia 1865
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th June 1914 Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th January 1923 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSROWA: Cons 36 CSR Vol 524/32 – 10 July 1863, Mary MONAGHAN applied for assistance as her husband had been gaoled and she had a child of 4 years of age to support. Reply: May be admitted to Poor House.

15th August 1867 Royal Adelaide Hospital (No. 753) MONAHAN Michael, admitted , age 32 years, M, Roman Catholic residence Adelaide, labourer born Galway 5 years in Colony, ship York.

Crimean War Veterans Western Australia website – article by Peter CONOLE re MONAGHAN