PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas McGANN
Birth date and Place 1830, Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place
Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft.  6½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and Place 8 Oct 1862 St Peter and Paul’s Church, Monasterevan, Kildare, Ireland.
Spouse Catherine SMITH (Smyth).
Children Unknown males b. 1863 and 1864.
Mary b. 1868, Perth, Western Australia.
Peter b. 1869, Perth, Western Australia.
Charles James b. 1871, Perth, Western Australia.
Christopher John/James b. 1872, Perth, Western Australia.
Mary Anne b. 1875, Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and Place 2 Mar 1875 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Heart Disease.
Burial date and Place Mar 1875, East Perth Cemetery.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices & Obituaries None.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment 3rd (East Kent, The Buffs) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3086 Private.
Attestation date and Place 20 Feb 1854, Naas, Kildare, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns: Crimea 8 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimea Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty List: Slight wound, Minor actions at Sevastopol 13 Aug 1855.
Disabled after partial loss of power of the left arm after wound of the posterior surface of the shoulder by a piece of shell. The wound laid open the parts forming the posterior fold of the axilla and at the same time the head and shaft of the humerus appear slightly injured as he states that 2 pieces of bone came away from the wound during care. There is some drooping of the shoulder joint to be noticed and also some prominence of the ? ?.
Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial Crime: Deserted at Naas 9 Apr 1854, re-joined 3 Aug 1854.
Tried: 17 Aug 1854, convicted and sentenced to 56 days imprisonment and to be marked with D. Letter D remitted.
In confinement: 17 Aug 1854 to 10 Oct 1854.
Former service (48 days) forfeited by conviction of desertion.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 12 Feb 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 1 year 125 days
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1392/112.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Tullamore.
Pension Amount: 8d. per diem. Increased to 11½d. per diem 12 May 1874.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Belgravia.
Departure and Arrival 07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.