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SCANLAN / SCANLON – Frederick John Burke Royal Artillery 11th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
Land Grant
NameSCANLAN / SCANLON – Frederick John Burke
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 11th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 320
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th December 1832 / 18 years 3 months / Kilmainham Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Blue / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 10 years
Length of Service23 years 168 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 12th August 1856 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 Woolwich
1857 2nd West London
1857 2nd Plymouth
1861 2nd West London
1864 Tilbury
1864-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
1887 Increased 1/9d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1814 St. George Dublin Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SCANLAN Thomas Occupation Ships’ agent
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1826 Titchfield Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage20th August 1851 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeFrederick John B 1852 Egham Surrey England
bap 21st March 1852 Egham Surrey England
M LANGOULANT Louisa 3rd August 1873 Perth Western Australia
D 11 June 1911 East Melbourne Victoria
Buried St. Kilda Cemetery Victoria
Catherine Jemima B 1855 Woolwich Kent England
M CORBITT James 1878 Guildford WA
D 5th March 1936 Inglewood WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Ellen B 1856 Woolwich Kent England
M JOSE Henry James 1880 Fremantle WA
M McPHERSON Robert 1894 Fremantle WA
Died 4th October 1922 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery WA
Emily Mary Evelyn B 1858 Lydford Devon England
M GRIFFIN William 1883 Western Australia
D 7th May 1919 Kalamunda WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery WA
Thomas Richard B 1860 Lydford Devon England
M UNKNOWN Florence
D October 1938 Boulder WA
Morris Lewis B 11 September 1862 Chelsea London
Bp 15 February 1863 St Mary Kensington and Chelsea London
M WARRENER Harriet Western Australia
D 20th July 1934 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Walter Augustus B 1864 Perth Western Australia
Edwin B 1866 Perth Western Australia
D 10th May 1869 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Cecil Robert B 1870 Western Australia
M HOLGATE Harriet Elizabeth 1897 Busselton Western Australia
D 12th September 1951 Busselton Western Australia
Buried Busselton Cemetery WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BARTHOLOMEW Richard Occupation Brewer
15th April 1798 Titchfield Hampshire England
Bur 22nd April 1841 Titchfield Hampshire England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
M 26th December 1825 Titchfield Hampshsire
1st wife’s SiblingsRichard b 1829 Bp 19 July 1829 Titchfield Hampshire England
Fanny b 1836 Bp 28th July 1836 Titchfield Hampshire England
Land Grants Western
Perth Lot E77
0.2.16 2 roods 18 perches
Assigned 21st July 1881
Title Application 17th October 1883 – Title 6/60
Between Wickham and Stokes Streets East Perth
Occupation after
1868 appointed Military Hospital – Compounder or Chemist
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Friday 6th October 1882 page 3 Trial of Frederick Scanlan.
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 17th August 1892 page 2 Frederick’s Obituary
The Daily News Friday 21st July 1916 page 3 Obituary Mary Scanlan
The West Australian Thursday 5th October 1922 page 1 Death of Helen McPherson formerly Nellie Jose nee Scanlan
Departure from Western
Wife and Daughters visited Eastern Colonies 1878 and 1884
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th August 1892 Fremantle Western Australia
Interred 13th August 1892 St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Skinner Street Fremantle
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th July 1916 Guildford Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 Frederick Scanlan Gunner & Driver location Gibraltar
1851 Frederick Scanlan Gunner & Driver location Gosport and Portsmouth
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism in shoulders and limbs
1851 Census (HO107/1658/795/3). Frederick Scanlan is a single man living with his regiment at the Portsmouth Barracks Hampshire. His rank is gunner and driver and he was born Dublin, Ireland
In the 1861 Census (RG09/1458/78/16) Frederick and his family are living at the no. 12 Pavilion, Lidford Barracks, Devon
Frederick age 45 is a warder at the infirmary and a Chelsea pensioner born Ireland. His wife Mary Anne is age 35 and she was born Titchfield Hampshire.
Frederick, his son is age 9 and he was born Egham Surrey while daughters Catherine and Ellen age 6 and 5 were both born at Woolwich, Kent. The younger children Emily and Thomas age 3 and 1 were both born at Lydford, Devon. Also living with the family is a general servant Sarah Jane Finch age 10.
In October 1882 Frederick Scanlan ‘was charged with having on the 13th September last caused the death of a man named William Barr (pensioner) by administering a poisonous compound’ – found Not Guilty