EDWARD GENNAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
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
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1st REGIMENT NO:1425
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:13 10 1849 Athlone HQ aged 18 years
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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
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RANK: 1849: Private
1855: Private
1861: Private
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COURT MARTIALS:Tried and imprisoned for Disobedience of Orders from 01 04 1859 to 02 08 1859
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GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:None
MEDALS:Crimean, 4 clasps, and Turkish
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CAMPAIGNS:Crimean War
OTHER DUTIES:10 10 1855 to 01 11 1855 At Scutari
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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 Members: Captain Browne and Captain [Lindsay] 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 No. 1425 Private Edward Gennan by Trade [none] was born in the Parish of Maryboro in or near the Town of Maryboro in the County of Queens County and was attested for the 4th Queens Own Regiment of Light Dragoons at Athlone in the County of Roscommon on the 16th October 1849 at the Age of 18 years 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 11 years 231 days, as shewn by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served Abroad 1 and 10/12 years viz:
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
1862: Melbourne
1865: Melbourne
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
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TNA SOURCES:WO/12/656
WO/12/660
WO/12/666
WO/23/52
WO/23/62
WO/97/1284/239
WO/118/33
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OTHER SOURCES: Honour the Light Brigade
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Edward GRENNAN--Rode in the Charge
Edward Grennan was born at Maryborough, Co. Queen`s, Ireland, and enlisted at Athlone in October of 1849, at the age of 18 years into the 4th Light Dragoons. He was discharged from Cahir, Ireland, in October 1861 after 11 years service, being:
`Medically unfit for further service. Has varicose veins. The disease started about 18 months ago and may be attributed to pre-disposition and to some extent to his military service.'
He was entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps `Alma', `Balaclava', `Inkerman' and `Sebastopol'.
He went to Australia on 1 November 1862, having gone from the Killkenny, Ireland, Pension District.
In 1895, a gentleman named Mr Creamer (of Brisbane) wrote to Mr T H Roberts asking him to nominate a Light Brigade veteran to go to Australia. There were no applicants, all being too old to undertake the journey. He wrote again in 1897, after hearing of plans to invite the men who rode in the Charge to witness the Jubilee procession:
`An old Light Brigade man died in the Immigrant's Home at Melbourne a few months since. He wrote me a very nice letter before he died. He had been bedridden for some few years or he would have come and lived with me, but it was too late when I heard from him. His name was Edward Grennan of the 4th Q O Light Dragoons. He held certificates from Lord George Paget and other officers'.
Grennan died on 14 December 1896 and was buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery. Dr Kenny, of Melbourne, has provided details from the burial records. These show him as Edward Grennan, aged 60 years, a pensioner living in Royal Park, the home belonging to the Immigrants Aid Society, and the funeral being paid for by the Secretary (and owner of the Right of Burial) to a total of 4 [pounds sterling]/13/-.
A Roman Catholic, he was interred in Grave No. 58a in Plot D. on 16 December 1896. The erected ledger stone, cross and headstone are of roughly dressed bluestone. The only inscription on the ledger stone is `To One of the Noble Six Hundred', but on the marble slab on the headstone is written, `In memory of Edward Grennan, native of Queen's Co. Ireland, who as a soldier of the 4th Light Dragoons fought at Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol and also with the Light Brigade at Balaclava. He died at Royal Park, Melbourne, 14th December 1896, aged 61 years. May God have mercy on his soul.'



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