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McGANN – Thomas 3rd Regiment

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3rd Regiment
St Peters & Pauls RC Church Monastervan where Thomas married Catherine
“Thos Mcgan”  Campaign or Service: Crimean War Regiment or Unit Name: 3rd The Buffs Regiment Regimental Number: 3086
NameMcGANN – Thomas
Regiment (s)3rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3086
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th February 1854 / 24 years / Naas Kildare Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / Shoulder wound
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 8 months
Length of Service1 year 125 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th February 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Naas Kildare
Pension Districts1856 – 1858 Carlow, Ireland
1859 – 1866 Tullamore Ireland
1866 – 1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1874 increased to 11½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1830 Kildare Kildare 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
SMITH (SMYTH) Catherine
C 1844, Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage8th October 1862 Monasterevin Kildare Ireland (RC)
Children by 1st WifeMary B 11th March 1868 Perth Western Australia
bap 14th March 1868 Perth RC
D 1871 Perth Western Australia
Peter B 8th August 1869 Perth Western Australia
bap 28th August 1869 Perth RC
D 29th March 1909 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Charles  James B 10th November 1871 Perth Western Australia
M FRYER Mary 9th July 1894 Perth Western Australia
D 6th March 1932 Byford Western Australia (Perth Hospital)
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Autralia
Christopher John B 27th December 1872 Perth Western Australia
bap 29th December 1872 Perth RC
M HAYMAN Maria 9th July 1895 Perth Western Australia (dies 1925)
D 1st June 1931 Bicton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Grantee – Estate of late Daniel Fagan – Christopher buried in same grave
Mary Anne B 6th April 1875 Perth Western Australia
bap 11th April 1875 Perth RC
M Not yet known
D Not 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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Sat 7 Feb 1903 Page 6, Family Notices – funeral of Catherine McGrath, cortege leaving from her “late residence, the Barracks St George’s Terrace”
The West Australian Thu 1 Apr 1909 Page 8 – Obituary Peter McGann – “The chief mourners were Messrs. Chas. and Christie McGann (brothers). The pall-bearers were Messrs L. Webb (representing. the West Perth Football Club) …”
The West Australian Wed 9 Mar 1932 Page 1 Family Notices – death Charles James (Late Corporal 44th Battalion AIF)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd March 1875 Perth Western Australia, cause of death Heart Disease
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
6th February 1903 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: In regard to Character and Conduct – Been Indifferent, 1854 Tried and convicted for Desertion, imprisoned for 56 days, rejoined the 3rd Regiment on 11 October 1854.

Discharge: In possession of a Good Conduct Badge

Discharge: Casualty List: Slight wound, Minor actions at Sevastopol 13 Aug 1855. Disabled after partial loss of power of the left arm after wound of the posterior surface of the shoulder by a piece of shell. The wound laid open the parts forming the posterior fold of the axilla and at the same time the head and shaft of the humerus appear slightly injured as he states that 2 pieces of bone came away from the wound during care. There is some drooping of the shoulder joint to be noticed and also some prominence of the ? ?. Unfit for further service.

Possible that some children were born in Ireland given date of marriage 1862 and birth of Mary 1868

1874 discharged from EPF due to failing eyesight