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McILWAIN / McILWAINE – James 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
Sutlej Medal w Sobraon and Aliwal
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1246
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd December 1838 / 15 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Dark / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 4 months
East Indies – 5 years 2 months
Length of Service5 years 96 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th March 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsMoodkee Medal Sutlej Clasps Aliwal and Sobraon
Intended Residence at
Harperstown Wexford Ireland
Pension Districts1847 1st Dublin
1858-? Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Raphoe Donegal 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
Possible FLOOD Jane nee Ryan
(Previous husband FLOOD Andrew)
Date/Place of Marriage15 May 1848 Ireland no place given
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
RYAN Simon
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe boy James McIlwain received special permission to be enlisted in the 50th regiment for the purpose of being trained as a drummer with the usual Bounty of two guineas to be issued to him at the Depot to equip him with necessaries. Adjutant General’s Office 20 December 1838
Discharge due to loss of left thumb by a sabre wound also wounded through the thigh by a musket ball at Moodkee and Sobraon name recorded as James McHwain no 1246 50th regt on Kevin Asplin’s medal roll.
Comment in WO23/48 states “Off NA” in 1863 then name removed from register.
Mrs McIlwain had a previous marriage as her daughter Bridget Mary Flood was received on board the Lord Raglan suffering from Pulmonary consumption died on 16 April 1858 at sea and her body was committed to the deep 5pm the same day.
Bridget Flood was baptised 5 September 1836 at St Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin father Andrew FLOOD mother Jane RYAN