PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam DONEGAN
Birth date and placec. 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).
Occupations pre-WATailor.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 6 ft. 1½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: black. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place12 Apr 1876 Newcastle Church (later Toodyay), Western Australia.
SpouseJane STEVENS.
Family in Western AustraliaWilliam 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 place21 May 1880 Toodyay, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeMay 1880 Toodyay Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
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 place28 Jan 1853 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/CampaignsTurkey & Crimea 2 years 43 days.
India 16 years 181 days including the Oude & Rohilcund Campaign.
Musters1871 Dum Dum, India [WO12-10013].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea 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.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place24 Mar 1874. place not stated (probably in India).
Length of Service21 years 56 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1941/106.
WO121-0227.
Post Discharge ResidencePerth, Western Australia.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictPerth, Western Australia.
Pension Amount1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNubia & Georgette. 
Departure and ArrivalNubia from Bombay/Ceylon to Albany arrived 14 Aug 1874.
Georgette from Albany and Bunbury to Fremantle arrived 22 Aug 1874.
Status/OccupationMilitary Pensioner.
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).
Land Grant/Purchase
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesWestern Australian Times 30 Nov 1877.
Departure from WANot applicable.