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68th Regiment Glengarry Badge
NameMcCALL – John
Regiment (s)68th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3955
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd June 1855 / 26 years / Armagh Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 ft 5 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 2 months
Turkey  and the Crimea – 2 months
Ionian Islands – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service5 years 193 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 31st December 1860 / Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1860 2nd Belfast
1865 Carlisle and Edinburgh
1866 Tilbury
1866 – 1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d temporary for one year renewed annually until 24 April 1865 when amended to 6d per diem permanent from 25th
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Shankhill, Lurgan Armagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
McCALL Patrick
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
JANES Elizabeth nee AHERN/ E
B 24th March 1849
bap 30th December 1849 Sind Bombay Hydrabad India
Date/Place of Marriage6th June 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeJohn Patrick (later Patrick John) B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1897 POWE Mary Ann Fremantle Western Australia
D 16th May 1958 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon C4 0213
Michael B 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1904 ROLINSON Matilda Fremantle Western Australia
D 12th February 1949 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon C4 0213
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
AHERN Michael EPG on York
B 1819 Shandon Cork Ireland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B 1832 Poonah India
26th January 1847 Colaba Bombay India
1st Husband of Wife JANES Robert Royal Marines
arrived “HOUGOUMONT” 1868
Date/Place of Marriage 27th May 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st HusbandEmma Mary B  1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M ATKINSON John 1891 Chittering Lake Western Australia
D 1935 Perth Western Australia
Robert Samuel B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
3rd Husband of WifeREED Robert Convict 9552
Date/Place of Marriage1879 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandREID Catherine B 1880 Western Australia
D 1958 Albany Western Australia
REED Mary Ann B 1882 Fremantle WA
REED Martha B 1883 Jarrahdale WA
M HUXTABLE Roger Turpie 1902 Fremantle WA
D 19th October 1954 Mosman Park Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Perth
REED Arthur Alick
B 1885 Jarrahdale Western Australia
REED Robert B 1887 Jarrahdale WA
D 1887 aged 1 day Jarrahdale WA
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Monday 15th April 1935 page 17 Obituary for Emma Atkinson
The West Australian Monday 14th February 1949 page 1 Death notices Michael McCall
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th December 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Elizabeth Reed died 7th October 1887 Perth Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to ‘severe ophthalmia of both eyes, resulting in impaired vision of both eyes. The disease was produced by service in the Ionian Islands and was prevalent at the station during the time, and has not been aggravated by vice or misconduct. (Produced by climate and not by contagion.’)
The Obituary for Emma Atkinson in 1935 mentions her brothers PJ and M McCall and her sister Mrs M Huxtable which suggests they are the only surviving children of Elizabeth Ahern (from her three marriages), however, in the death notice for Michael McCall in 1949 it mentions a step sister Katie Barrow of Albany. The only marriage found is for Samuel James Barrow to Catherine O’Connor in 1938 at Albany. There was a girl called Katie O’Connor in Albany around the 1920s who was involved in theatrical events which Samuel Barrow was associated with his roles with the different organisation he was part of.