SCANNELL – John 27th Regiment

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27th Regiment Inniskilling Crest

Kaffir War Medal

Name SCANNELL – John
Regiment (s)27th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 716
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th February 1831 / 20 years / Fermoy Cork Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 12 years 229 days
Length of Service21 years 92 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25 May June 1852 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsSouth African Medal Kaffir Wars 1835-1847
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Paisley Scotland
Pension Districts1852 Paisley
1856-1859 Western Australia
1860-1866 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1811 New Town Fermoy Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SMITH Margaret
1827
Date/Place of Marriage15th July 1848 St Mary’s Chapel Glasgow Scotland
Children by 1st WifeGeorge S B 2 August 1852 St Mary Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland
M WALKER Alicia 15 January 1877 St Ignatius Church Norwood SA
M GATES Edith 22 April 1899 Adelaide SA
D 20 April 1936 Norwood Adelaide SA
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Perth Wednesday 26th May 1858 – page 2 Indian Relief Fund
Adelaide Observer Saturday 10 December 1859 Passenger list of the Champion shows this family as Scanlon
The Chronicle Saturday 26th August 1899 Page 4 Death of a John Scannell
The Advertiser Tuesday 21 April 1936 page 16 Death Notice George
Departure from Western
Australia
9th November1859 to South Australia per brig Champion
Date/Place of Death/BurialSeptember Qtr 1866 South Australia see WO23/252 1863-1870
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
SCENNELL(sic) Margaret/ 31 December 1875/Adelaide hospital
Age 48 disease of the bladder
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Unfit for further service die to chronic catarrh
Other possible 3 children for this couple are:
John, Margaret, Catherine, The only sure record is that for George S Scannell’s birth in Scotland.
In the Royal Adelaide Hospital records it shows George Scannell was admitted to the hospital on 28th September 1887 he gives the ship he arrived in South Australia as the Champion in 1859. His father’s pension was paid until 31 December 1859 in Western Australia which appears the record for the Scanlon family is really that of the Scannel family