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MULLIGAN – Christopher 86th Regiment

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86th Regiment
NameMULLIGAN – Christopher
Regiment (s)86th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1258
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th January 1839 / 22 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / –
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years
Length of Service8 years 357 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th May 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dunboyne Meath Ireland
Pension Districts1852  2nd Dublin
1853 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem Temporary – for two years until 3rd February 1854
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
 26th April 1853 London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  18th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1817 / Parish of Donnymine (?) near Ashbourne   Meath  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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial1867 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWO97 page 1 Christopher Mulligan was Court martialled at Meath for desertion from 15 July 1839 to 5 June 1843 during which time he served in the 13th regiment as Christopher Reid.
He surrendered himself at Chatham Barracks on 5th June 1843 and was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and was branded as a deserter. His service in the 86th Regt from 26 November 1843 to 11 May 1852 amounted to 8 years 357 days and his conduct was ‘Good’
Discharge due to Chronic dyspepsia
Believed to have deserted the 86th and then served in the 13th under name Christopher REID, before returning to the 86th