PERSONAL DETAILSThomas McGANN
Birth date and Place1830, Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place
Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft.  6½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and Place8 Oct 1862 St Peter and Paul’s Church, Monasterevan, Kildare, Ireland.
SpouseCatherine SMITH (Smyth).
ChildrenUnknown 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 Place2 Mar 1875 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Heart Disease.
Burial date and PlaceMar 1875, East Perth Cemetery.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices & ObituariesNone.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment3rd (East Kent, The Buffs) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3086 Private.
Attestation date and Place20 Feb 1854, Naas, Kildare, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns:Crimea 8 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and Badges:Crimea Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialCrime: 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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place12 Feb 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service1 year 125 days
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1392/112.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictTullamore.
Pension Amount:8d. per diem. Increased to 11½d. per diem 12 May 1874.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipBelgravia.
Departure and Arrival07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.