McFARREN – William 17th Regiment

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NameMcFARREN – William
Regiment (s)17th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 558
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th January 1826 / 19 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years 215 days
East Indies – 9 years 130 days
Length of Service20 years 211 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th August 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsMedal for Guznee (Afghanistan)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Omagh Tyrone Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Omagh
1855-1856 Western Australia
1857-1893 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England Via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1807 Drumcliffe Sligo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Sarah
c1808 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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Carrier in South Australia
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 15th October 1856 – page 3
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 14th August 1869 – page 13
Departure from Western
Australia
12th October 1856 per “Francis”  to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd September 1893 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
11th December 1878 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationDischarge due to disease of the lungs contracted in Scinde.

Present at the storming and capture of Ghuznee on 23rd July 1839 and of Khilat on 13th November 1839.

AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233 Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon Caldwell. No mention.

Deaths recorded as McFARRON and McFARRAN.