|SURNAME:||Gennan also recorded as Grennan, Gernan, Gennon, Gorman, Grennan and Genham||FORENAMES:||Edward||BORN:||c1831||AT:||Maryboro Queens||OCCUPATION[S]:||No trade||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||Roman Catholic||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||1425||2nd REGIMENT NO:||.||ENLISTED:||13 10 1849 Athlone HQ aged 18 years||ENLISTED BY:||.||BOUNTY:||.||ATTESTED:||16 10 1849 Athlone Roscommon aged 18 years||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||5' 7¼"||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 10"||DESCRIPTION AT ENLISTMENT:||Brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion||DESCRIPTION AT DISCHARGE:||Brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, trade none, 30 years||NOTES:||On enlistment received the cavalry equipment of Private Dickenson who died on 09 06 1849||TROOP NO:||.||TROOP CAPTAIN:||.||RANK:|| 1849: Private
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||Tried and imprisoned for Disobedience of Orders from 01 04 1859 to 02 08 1859||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||None||MEDALS:||Crimean, 4 clasps, and Turkish||EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||.||CAMPAIGNS:||Crimean War||OTHER DUTIES:||10 10 1855 to 01 11 1855 At Scutari||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||NOTES:||28 10 1861 Invalided Dublin||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||1861 aged 30 years||ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||05 11 1861 Kilkenny||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||Cahir 5th October 1861
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. 1425 Private Edward Gennan of the Regiment above-mentioned [4LD].
President: Major Cornwallis
With the Army in the East, Turkey and Crimea 1 and 10/12 years.
And further, that his Discharge is proposed in consequence of his being medically unfit for Her Majesty's Service.
No. 1425 Private Edward Gennan 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 5th October 1861 and in confirmation therefore, affixes his signature hereto. [Signed E Gennan]
Witnessed by W. D. Wentworth, Capt. Commanding the Company to which he belongs.
The Board have ascertained that No. 1425 Pt. Edward Gennan's 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 Cornwallis, Major, 4th Hussars, President;
C.A.G. Browne, Capt. 4th Hussars, and ____ [Lindesay], Capt. 4H., Members.
|MEDICAL REASON:||Pte. Edward Gennan 4th Hussars Has Varicose Veins: The disability has existed about 18 months and may be attributed to Predisposition and also in some measure to Military Service.
Signed W. H___. Surgeon Major 4th Hussars.
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer at Dublin 19 October 1861: Unfit for further service.
Geo Cleri___ M.D., Deputy Inspector General, Adjutant General's Office, Dublin 28 October 1861.
The Discharge of the Man above mentioned is approved by the General Commanding, W. B____.
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||4LD: Attested Private from 16 10 1849 to 31 03 1859, total 9 years 167 days
Tried and imprisoned for Disobedience of Orders from 01 04 1859 to 02 08 1859, total Nil
4LD: Private from 03 08 1859 to 05 10 1861, total 2 years 64 days.
Further Service: from 06 10 1861 to 28 10 1861 when finally discharged, total 23 days.
Total Service: 11 years 254 days
The foregoing report is hereby confirmed by me, G ____, Lt. Col, commanding 4 Regt, of Hussars
|PENSION DISTRICT:||1861: Kilkenny
|PRÉCIS OF SERVICE ON DISCHARGE:|| Examined [by Pension Board] 28 10 1861
Private 12 years
Disallowed 4 months
Total service 11 years 8 months 6 days
Pension claim 2½ years
Turkey and Crimea 1 year 10 months
|CHARACTER:||With regard to the Character and Conduct of No. 1425 Pt. Edward Gennan 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 of a good soldier. He is not in possession of any good conduct Badges but is in possession of the Crimean and Turkish Medals.||NOTES:||J39656: T.P. Mil[itar]y. Sec[retary] far___y
A22 Writer, & Med[ical] cert[ificate]
A44 & 2 encl. Mil[itar]y Sec[retar]y. 04 06 1890
K7482 App[licatio]n for Campaign pension - Recommended D.W.O. 18 01 1897
Agent General's V 26 01 1897 reports Death on 14 12 1896
|POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||Intention to live Market Place, Maryborough, Queens||DIED:||14 December 1896, Melbourne, Australia, aged 60 years||BURIED:||16 December 1896, Melbourne General Cemetery||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||TNA SOURCES:||WO/12/656
|BL SOURCES:||.||OTHER SOURCES:||Honour the Light Brigade||LINKS:||http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb271/is_2_41/ai_n28816257/|
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