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).
Occupations pre-WA Tailor.
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.
Spouse Jane STEVENS.
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].
Promotions None.
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.
Casualty/Medical None.
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.
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.
Status/Occupation Military 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
Misc. Newspaper Articles Western Australian Times 30 Nov 1877.
Departure from WA Not applicable.