In Born in the Parish of St Johns ( in or near) Town of Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
Andrew Scallan joined the British Army ( 57th Regiment of Foot) in London on the 3rd November 1824 aged 23 years
Occupation on enlistment - Labourer
Private : November 1824 to 24th October 1834 - 9 years 358days
Corporal : 25th October 1834 to 31st October 1835 - 1 year 7 days
Further Service : 1st November 1835 to 7th February 1837
In full army service for 12 years 99 days
Served : 3 years in Van Diemans Land (Australia)
4 years in the East Indies (India)
Remainder at home.
Age of Discharge : 34 years
Description : 5ft 6 in
By Trade : Labourer
Reason for Discharge: Loss of vision in both eyes,contracted while in service.
Conduct & Character on discharge : Had been of good and efficient soldier, seldom in hospital,trustworthy and sober.
The principal medical officer at Chatham Jan 6th 1837 states that he had treatment for 46 days in the General Hospital and is determined that he is unift for further service and is likely to be incapacitated in his eyesight. He became a Chelsea Pensioner and recieved a pension of 6d per day.
In 1848 Andrew Scallan and his wife Margaret Mclarnon (nee Brown) sailed from Northern Ireland to New Zealand. Andrew came to New Zealand as fencible. He died in 1853 .