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McDONOUGH – Thomas 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
Crimean Medal with Inkerman Claso
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameMcDONOUGH – Thomas
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3128
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th March 1848 / 17 years 6 months / Warrington Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 35 Days
Length of Service6 years 283 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal Clasp Inkerman
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1855 Preston
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1870 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth23rd September 1830 Killumatrainy (Kilmactrany) near Ballyfarnon Sligo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Mary Ann bc1796 Ireland
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1829 Lancashire England
Date/Place of MarriageMarch 1853 Preston Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeMary B June 1856 Preston Lancashire England
Mary B September 1857 Preston Lancashire England
M BLACK Henry (possibly) 1873 Western Australia
Margaret Ann B c1859 Preston Lancashire England
M KEARTON Christopher 1894 Perth Western Australia
D 1941 Kingston South Australia
Patrick Edward B c1862 Preston Lancashire England
John B 23rd January 1865 1865 Perth Western Australia
Frederick or Ferdinand B 13th February 1867 Perth Western Australia
M REILLY Catherine 11th January 1891 Guildford Western Australia Daughter of pensioner John and Ann Reilly (Sultana)
D 11th December 1915 Midland Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia CA 0259
Bridget Helen B 11th December 1868 Perth Western
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Thursday 23rd April 1914 page 1 Funeral notice Mary McDonough
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th June 1870 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd March 1920 Subiaco Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Thomas Donough 3128 Private 50th Foot location Ashton under Lyne
Discharge due to a wound of the right foot incurred at Inkerman
1861 Census Thomas Donalds (sic) age 33, pensioner, born Ireland is living at 49B High Street Preston with his wife Mary age 34, a cotton winder born Preston Lancashire and their two daughters Mary age 3 and Margaret Ann age 2 both born Preston Lancashire. Also living with the family is Mary Ann Donalds a widow age 65 born Ireland; she is recorded as a house keeper. (Donalds is a transcript error the name is recorded as McDonahue)
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman considered the conduct of Thomas Donough and his wife and family as Very Good although Thomas had his liquor allowance stopped as of a result of ‘having correspondence and trafficking with a Convict by taking a bad sovereign to get change’.
Thomas was accompanied by his wife and children Mary, Margaret and Patrick.
Mrs McDonough received medical treatment during the voyage.