|PERSONAL DETAILS||William DONEGAN|
|Birth date and place||c. 1835 Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scotland.|
1851 Census indicates birth in Van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania).
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland (1851).|
|Physical Description||Height: 6 ft. 1½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: black. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||12 Apr 1876 Newcastle Church (later Toodyay), Western Australia.|
|Family in Western Australia||William Donegan’s father, John Donegan, served in the 21st Regiment of the British Army 1828-1845. Nine years of his service was in Van Dieman’s Land, hence the possibility of William Donegan’s birth there.|
Donegan senior came to Western Australia on Adelaide in 1855 and died c. 1863. There were many
people named Donegan in the Toodyay area from the late 19th Century.
William Donegan and Jane Stevens had no children.
|Death date and place||21 May 1880 Toodyay, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||May 1880 Toodyay Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||79th (Cameron HIghlanders) Regiment. 1 Dec 1862 re-engaged at Peshawar. 1 Dec 1863 transferred to|
107th (Bengal Infantry) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3331 Private (79th). #2391 Private (107th).|
|Attestation date and place||28 Jan 1853 Edinburgh, Midlothian.|
|Service/Campaigns||Turkey & Crimea 2 years 43 days.|
India 16 years 181 days including the Oude & Rohilcund Campaign.
|Musters||1871 Dum Dum, India [WO12-10013].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (gratuity £5).
Five Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||24 Mar 1874. place not stated (probably in India).|
|Length of Service||21 years 56 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1941/106.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Perth, Western Australia.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Perth, Western Australia.|
|Pension Amount||1/1d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Ship||Nubia & Georgette.|
|Departure and Arrival||Nubia from Bombay/Ceylon to Albany arrived 14 Aug 1874.|
Georgette from Albany and Bunbury to Fremantle arrived 22 Aug 1874.
Temporary Assistant Warder, Fremantle Prison. Resigned 31 Dec 1874. [Barker p.55].
Tailor and Draper, Newcastle.
Newcastle Town Council West Ward Councillor elected Nov 1877 to Dec 1879 (click on text).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Western Australian Times 30 Nov 1877.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|