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17th Regiment Royal Leicestershire Cap Badge
Afghan War – Ghunzi Medal
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
Description – Height
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 Ghuznee (Afghanistan)
Intended Residence at
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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
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
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
11th December 1878 Adelaide South Australia (Sarah McFarran)
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William McFarren, 558, Private, 17th Foot, Location Colaba.Discharge due to disease of the lungs contracted in Scinde.3 distinguishing badges for Good Conduct.
Campaign of Afghanistan present at the storming and capture of Ghuznee om 23 July 1839 and of Khilat on 13 November 1839Deaths recorded as McFARRON and McFARRAN.