|PERSONAL DETAILS||John EGAN|
|Birth date and place||1827 Ballinahown, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place||5 Mar 1827 Ballinahown Parish, Diocese of Ardagh & Clonmacnois.|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||7 Oct 1869 St Patrick’s Church, Adelaide, South Australia.|
|Spouse||Ellen ECKAR (widow of DELLEHAY/DELAHAY).|
Name variations: Atkins, Ekan, Elken.
|Children||Thomas 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 place||26 Sep 1882 Milang, Strathalbyn, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s or Hertfordshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3580 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||20 Jul 1854 Liverpool, Lancashire.|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea 4 months.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty 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 Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||27 Jan 1857 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||2 years 192 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1541/161.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Drogheda (WO23).|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Armagh (1857). Athlone (1859). Roscommon (1861). Athlone & Galway (1862). Enniskillen (1863).|
Halifax & WA (1865). Adelaide, SA (1866-1875).
|Pension Amount||6d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in WA.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 31 Aug 1866 (as Eagan).|
Inquirer & Commercial News 5 Sep 1866 (as Eagan).
|Departure from WA||Letty dep. 30 Aug 1866 Fremantle; arr. 7 Sep 1866 Adelaide.|