|SURNAME:||Curran||FORENAMES:||Bernard||BORN:||01 01 1841||AT:||Croghan Connaught Ireland or the Parish of Londonderry, Londonderry||OCCUPATION[S]:||Labourer||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||Roman Catholic||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||280||2nd REGIMENT NO:||.||ENLISTED:||15 03 1858 Londonderry aged 18 years||ATTESTED:||16 03 1858||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||5' 5 1/8"||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 7"||DESCRIPTION AT DISCHARGE:||Brown Hair, Brown Eyes, Fresh Complexion
Marks or scars upon the face, or other parts of the body: Nil
|TROOP NO:||.||TROOP CAPTAIN:||.||RANK:||1858-1863: Private
|PROMOTIONS:||From Private to Corporal: 18 02 1863
From Corporal to Sergeant: 07 11 1865
|REDUCTIONS:||.||NOTES:||1Q 1866: Cooking instructor
3Q 1866: Cooking instructor 6d. per diem, £2 6s. a quarter
3Q 1867: Cooking instructor £2 6s. a quarter
4Q 1867: Sergeant Cook
|DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||.||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||.||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||
Shorncliffe Camp 24 May 1879
Proceedings of a Regimental Board, held this day, in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character, and cause of Discharge of No. 280 Sergeant Bernard Curran of the Regiment above-mentioned, 4th Hussars.
President: Captain F.B. Montague
Members: Capt. W[alter] G[lyn] Lawrell and Capt. A.B. Edmonstone
The Board having examined and compared the Regimental Records, the Soldier's Book, and such other Documents as appeared to them to be necessary, report that after making every Deduction required by Her Majesty's Regulations, the Service up to this day, which he is entitled to reckon, amounts to 21 years and 70 days, as shown by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served 11 3/12 years, in India 11 3/12 years.
And further, that his Discharge is proposed in consequence of his having claimed it on termination of his second period of limited engagement.
No.280 Sergeant Bernard Curran being asked to what date he has been paid, answered that his Account is balanced up to the latest period required by the Regulations; and being further asked whether he has any claim on the Regiment for Arrears of Pay, Allowances, or Clothing, answered, that he has received all just demands, from his entry into the Service up to the 24th May 1879 and in confirmation therefore, affixes his signature hereto.
I acknowledge this to be true: B Curran
Witnessed by _ F. _____ Capt. Commanding the Company to which he belongs.
The Board have ascertained that Sergeant Bernard Curran Soldier's Book is correctly balanced, and signed by the Officer Commanding his Company, and they declare, that they have impartially enquired into, and faithfully reported upon all the matters brought before them, in accordance with the Regulations and Instructions issued by Her Majesty's Orders.
Signed by __ Montagu, Captain, President; Walter Lawrell, Captain, and A.B. Edmonstone, Capt. Members
|ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||.||MEDICAL REASON:||.||STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||
4LD: Attested Private from 16 03 1858 to 17 02 1863, total 4 years 339 days.
Good Conduct Pay at 1d 25 09 1862
4th Hussars: Promoted Corporal 18 02 1863 to 06 11 1865, total 2 years 262 days
Promoted Sergeant 07 11 1865 to 20 01 1869, total 3 years 75 days
Reengaged Sergeant 21 01 1869 to 24 05 1879, total 10 years 124 dats
Good Conduct Pay at 2d 16 03 1866
Good Conduct Pay at 3d 02 06 1870
Good Conduct Pay at 4d 25 09 1874
Good Conduct Pay at 5d 16 03 1879
Granted Silver Medal for long service and good conduct with Gratuity of £5
Total of the foregoing Statement: 21 yaers 70 days
Further Service from 25 05 1879 to 10 06 1879 when finally discharged: 17 days.
Total Service allowed to reckon to the day of final discharge: 12 years 87 days I have carefully examined the Proceedings of this Board in all its details and I find them in every respect correct: A[lexander] M[ontgomery] Moore, Colonel Commanding 4th Regt. of Hussars
|CHARACTER:|| With regard to the Character and Conduct of Sergeant Bernard Curran the Board have to report, that upon reference to the Defaulter's Book, and by the Parole testimony that has been given, it appears that conduct has been very good and he was when promoted in possession of one good conduct badge and would had he not been promoted have been now in the possession of five good conduct badges. He has the Silver Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct and the fourth class education certificate.|
He has only one entry in the regimental Defaulter's Book.
He has never been tried by Court Martial.
|PENSION DISTRICT:||.||NOTES:||Intended Place of Residence: Post Office, Shorncliffe Camp||FREE DISCHARGE:||.||COMPLETED LIMITED SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||Canteen Steward, Aldershot 
Canteen Master, Cavalry Barracks, Norwich 
|DIED:||13 04 1896||BURIED:||Kensal Green Cemetery (Grave No. 163c)||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||1ST WIFE:||Catherine Moran||BORN:||Sep 1835 Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland||MARRIED:||30 07 1861 Catholic Church Rathmines Dublin, Rev. John McCormick C.C.||DIED:||After 1908||1ST CHILD:||Catherine Curran||BORN:||12 05 1862 Caher Tipperary Ireland||2ND CHILD:||Matthew John [Jack] Curran||BORN:||02 04 1864 Island Bridge Dublin Ireland||3RD CHILD:||Mary Anne Curran||BORN:||05 05 1866 Inshill Edinburgh Scotland||4TH CHILD:||Margaret Curran||BORN:||07 11 1868 Marut India||5TH CHILD:||Harriet Curran||BORN:||05 08 1871 Marut India||6TH CHILD:||Evyline Curran||BORN:||12 03 1874 Rawl Pindi India||7TH CHILD:||Bernard Moran Curran||BORN:||31 07 1876 Rawl Pindi India||1881 CENSUS:||Aldershot Holy Trinity
10 Eagle Terrace
Bernard Curran, Head, Mar, 40, Chelsea Pensioner, Canteen Steward, Ireland Ramelton
Katherine Curran, Wife, Mar, 44, 4 Hussars, Ireland
Katherine E Curran, Dau, Unm, 18, Pupil Teacher, Ireland Cahir
Mary A. Curran, Dau, 14, Scotland Edinburgh
Margaret J. Curran, Dau, 12, E. Indies Murat
Harriet J. Curran, Dau, 9, E. Indies Murat
Evyline Curran, Dau, 7, E. Indies Rawil Pride
Bernard M. Curran, Son, 4, E. Indies Rawil Pride
Also at 10 Eagle Terrace
John Wm. Pryce, Head, Mar, 34, Sergt. 4 Hussars, Warwick Sutton
Isabel Pryce, Wife, Mar, 31, Scotland
Caroline Pryce, Dau, 1, Kent Shorncliffe
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