McMAHON – John 47th Regiment

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Name McMAHON – John
Regiment (s) 47th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2793
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th November 1852 / 19 years / Limerick Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Hazel / Red / Gun shot wound right shoulder
Overseas Service/Duration Malta Turkey and Eastern Crimea – 1 year
Length of Service 3 years 72 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 29th January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals Crimea War Medal with Alma Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts 1856-1859 Limerick
1859-1922 Western Australia
Pension Paid 9d per diem
18th July 1875 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 1833 Grain near Tipperary Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism 31st August 1833 St Michael’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland (tentative)
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CONNOR Johanna
1833 unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage Not yet known
Children by 1st Wife Bridget B 1858 Castleconnell Limerick Ireland
bap 2nd November 1858 Castleconnell Killaloe Limerick Ireland
M BONSER William Jane 30th July 1877 unknown location
D 1st February 1936 Meckering Western Australia
Patrick B 1860 (D 1860 aged 1 day) Fremantle Western Australia
Patrick B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M GIBSON Elizabeth unknown date and location
D 19th October 1929 unknown location
Ellen/Helena B 1863 (D 1863 aged 2 months) Perth Western Australia
Mary Ann B 6th July 1864 Perth Western Australia
D prior to 1919
Margaret B 7th July 1866 Perth Western Australia
D prior to 1919
Elizabeth B 1871 Northam Western Australia
D 18th April 1885 Northam Western Australia
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
Farmer
Newspaper Articles The West Australian 28th January 1922 – page 10
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial 16th January 1922 Meckering Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
26th October 1883 Northam Western Australia
Northam Cemetery Western Australia
Will or Probate None known
Further Information John McMahon’s original medals are held in the Army Museum of Western Australia Artillery Barracks Burt Street Fremantle Western Australia

14th April 1875 application made to purchase Lots 41 and 44 totaling 6 acres 32 perches at Northam @ £1 per acre
Also purchased Lot 43 of 9 acres 2 roods and 30 perches at Northam which appears to have been a free grant