Gallagher, John

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Birth date and placec. 1821 Streete, Rathowen, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesCross Street, Chatham, Medway, Kent, England (1861 family only).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: marked with small pox.
Marriage date and place1841 Sligo, Ireland.
SpouseAnn FEEHALY.
ChildrenMary Anne 1846, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
Joseph 1851, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland.
Eliza 1856, Zante, Ionian Islands, Greece.
Catherine 1858, Gibraltar.
Ellen 1860 (d.1862), Chatham, Kent.
Mark 1864, at Sea on board ‘Merchantman’ en route from England to Western Australia.
Death date and place27 Oct 1883 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2084 Private.
Attestation date and place11 Dec 1843 Elphin, Roscommon.
Service/CampaignsMediterranean 4 years 161 days.
Crimea 1 year 24 days.
Cape of Good Hope 138 days.
East Indies 3 years 180 days.
China 2 years 166 days.
MustersQ2 1861 China [WO12-4704].
Promotions & ReductionsPrivate to Corporal 5 Mar 1847.
Corporal to Private 28 Jun 1849.
Private to Corporal 25 Jun 1861.
Corporal to Private 6 Aug 1861.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesSutlej Medal (Ferozeshah) clasps Aliwal, Sobraon.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalChronic rheumatism pains, and general debility constitute the source of non-efficiency. These ailments have no well defined origin, nor is it easy to attribute these to any specific cause. In a word, he is worn out, and quite unequal to the performance of his military duties. Totally unfit for service.
Regimental Courts MartialTried at Athlone 28 Jun 1849 for being drunk at Tattoo.  Sentence: reduction to Private.
Confined 25 Jun to 28 Jun 1849.
Eight times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialTried, reduced and imprisoned 2 Jul to 5 Aug 1861, China.

Tried by District Court Martial at Fremantle, WA on 5 Jun 1877 of being drunk while on guard while serving in Enrolled Force. Sentenced to 112 days imprisonment. Pension to be suspended as to one half and the other half to be paid to wife during imprisonment.

General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place13 Jan 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service18 years 360 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1493/178.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictSligo.
Pension Amount6d. per diem.  Suspended October 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Increased to 1/- per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Increased to 1/1d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for further service EPF.
Departure and Arrival1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase5 Sep 1884 Cockburn Sound Location 19P 20 acres (granted to Ann Gallagher, widow).
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.