PERSONAL DETAILSJohn EGAN
Birth date and place1827 Ballinahown, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place5 Mar 1827 Ballinahown Parish, Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois.
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place7 Oct 1869 St Patrick’s Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
SpouseEllen ECKAR  (widow of DELLEHAY/DELAHAY).
Name variations: Atkins, Ekan, Elken.
ChildrenThomas b. 1870, Milang, Strathalbyn, South Australia.
Joseph b. 1872 (d.1875), Milang, Strathalbyn, South Australia (as Eagan).
William John b. 1873, Milang, Strathalbyn, South Australia.
Death date and place26 Sep 1882 Milang, Strathalbyn, South Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s or Hertfordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3580 Private.
Attestation date and place20 Jul 1854 Liverpool, Lancashire.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 4 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 7 Apr 1855.
Returned to England 13 Jun 1885 [Medal Roll].
Suffers from the effect of a gunshot wound on the left hip, received in the trenches at Sevastopol, which renders him lame and unfit for the service.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place27 Jan 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 192 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1541/161.
Post Discharge ResidenceDrogheda (WO23).
Post Discharge Pension DistrictArmagh (1857). Athlone (1859). Roscommon (1861). Athlone & Galway (1862). Enniskillen (1863).
Halifax & WA (1865). Adelaide, SA (1866-1875).
Pension Amount6d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse. 
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in WA.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 31 Aug 1866 (as Eagan).
Inquirer & Commercial News 5 Sep 1866 (as Eagan).
Departure from WALetty dep. 30 Aug 1866 Fremantle; arr. 7 Sep 1866 Adelaide.