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SHEEHAN / SHEHEAN / SHEAN – Patrick 53rd Regiment

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53rd Regiment Shropshire Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal w Relief of Lucknow
Regiment (s)53rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3833
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th February 1849 / 19 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 2 years 5 months
British North America – 3 years 2 months
West Indies – 5 months
Length of Service21 years 87 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th May 1870 / Not stated on record
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Relief of Lucknow clasp
Intended Residence at
Shrewsbury England
Pension DistrictsShrewsbury
1870 Chatham
1871 Cork
1871 Limerick
1873 Greenwich
1874-1881 Western Australia
1882 Dublin
1882 Miltown Malbay Clare
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/2½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1830 Ardagh Newcastle Limerick 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot 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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Letter of resignation dated 20th April 1881 letter held SROWA: 26th April1881 possibly left Western Australia per Otway to voyage to New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Patrick Shehan (sic) 3833 Private 53rd Foot location Devonport
1861 Census RG 09/1448/156/26 Raglan Barracks Devonport
Pat Sheahan (sic) is a single man age 31 born Ireland in Barracks with his regiment.
Discharge was at his own request at the termination of his second period of limited engagement.
November 1880 Patrick Sheehan of the 53rd regiment was on the Nominal roll for the Enrolled Guard he was recorded as having 7 children, however although he was married no children are included in the passenger list. Mr and Mrs Patrick Sheehan departed Fremantle 28th April 1881 arriving Adelaide 5th May and departing 6th May for Melbourne aboard the Otway arriving 8th May 1881. Not known when they sailed for New Zealand
WO22/218 & WO22/219 all record Patrick Sheehan of the 53rd regiment pension 1/2 ½ being paid Aril to July 1882 at Dublin but in October 1882 he was paid Miltown Malbay Clare