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McCANN – Arthur Royal Artillery 6th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
Worked Rottnest – pictured is Government House 1860s
NameMcCANN – Arthur
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th Battalion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd January 1847 / 21 years / Lisburn Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 1 year 3 months
Length of Service7 years 170 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 11th July 1854 / Woolwich England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1854 Woolwich
Pension Paid7d per diem Temporary for 18 months to 31st January 1856
Deferred pension of 4d per diem paid from 23rd January 1876
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
Date/Place of Baptismc1826 Shankhill Lurgan Armagh Ireland
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
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Employed by postmaster Fremantle
Applied for appointment Rottnest as Lighthouse keeper: Assistant Lighthouse keeper Rottnest March 1875 – December 1875
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialAudios McCann D 13th October 1883 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Location Landguard Fort (near Felixstowe Suffolk)