Anthony McDonagh 1872

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1.  We are not 100% certain the man in these photos is Anthony.  But we have clearly identified photos of all of the other McDonagh brothers so, by process of elimination, we believe this brother must be Anthony.

2.  We do not have records of Anthony's military career.  Based on the photo from Punjab, military uniform enthusiasts have presented the insights that follow. * 

3. Would love to get more information on Anthony's wife, Ellen  Carney from Elgin, on their son Nicholas who was born in 1914 and on Anthony's death which must have been some time before 1930 (as his wife, Ellen, remarried in Kiltimagh in 1930)

 

*  "a soldier from the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who were in India from 1888 until 1899, when they departed for South Africa.  He wears an India pattern frock and is dressed for walking out with a regimental swagger stick, but unusually has his full dress white helmet fitted with review order spike and badge.  It seems likely to be around 1898, just one year after the Tirah campaign and when the battalion was at Chakrata.  He seems to be wearing the India General Service medal with TIRAH clasp, and it’s probable that it’s display was the purpose of this portrait photo.

The battalion had had a long association with India, having been titled before it’s 1881 merger with the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment, as the 108th (Madras) Regiment of Foot.  Before 1858 it had been the 3rd European (Madras) Regiment of the Honourable East India Company.

He is a trained marksman, which gave him a penny extra per diem, and has a single good conduct badge (an inverted cuff stripe) indicating 2-years of blemish-free regular service towards pension.  Inserted in the front of his frock (jacket) is a pocket watch whose chain and T-bar fob you can clearly see."

Additional Information
Date of Birth 15th Dec 1872 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 1929 (circa)  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Nicholas McDonagh  
Mother (First Name/s and Maiden) Bridget Jordan (Sheridan)  
Place & Date of Baptism December 22, 1872 in Killedan Godparents: Edward Jordan and Bridget Lyden per Ireland, Selections of Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742-1881 National Library of Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Microfilm Number: Microfilm 04224 / VIEW SOURCE
Names of Siblings Patrick Joseph McDonagh 1865-19935 Bridget "Delia" Agnes McDonagh 1865-1928 Michael Joseph McDonagh 1867 - 1916 John McDonagh 1870 - 1949 Nicholas McDonagh (Jr) 1877- ? Maria "Mary" McDonagh 1881 - 1958  
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) Ellen Carney 1881 - 1950 from Elgin, Kiltimagh Ellen remarried in 1930. Her second husband was Anthony Ruane. This leads us to believe first husband, Anthony McDonough, was deceased prior to 1930. VIEW SOURCE
     
Place & Date of Marriage April 13, 1910 Church of the Holy Family Killedan, Achonry Diocese, Ireland (second marriage also was a Church of the Holy Family in Kiltimagh) VIEW SOURCE
First Child Nicholas McDonagh Born November 16, 1914 VIEW SOURCE
Occupation Plasterer per 1901 Census Census of Ireland 1901/1911. The National Archives of Ireland. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/: accessed 31 May 2013. VIEW SOURCE
Occupation Farmer Census of Ireland 1901/1911. The National Archives of Ireland. VIEW SOURCE
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  • 1.  We are not 100% certain the man in these photos is Anthony.  But we have clearly identified photos of all of the other McDonagh brothers so, by process of elimination, we believe this brother must be Anthony.

    2.  We do not have  records of Anthony's military career.  Based on the photo from Punjab, military uniform enthusiasts have presented the insights that follow. * 

    3. Would love to get more information on Anthony's wife, Ellen  Carney from Elgin, on their son Nicholas who was born in 1914 and on Anthony's death which must have been some time before 1949 (as he did not accompany his wife and son to his brother's funeral.)

     

    *  "a soldier from the 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who were in India from 1888 until 1899, when they departed for South Africa.  He wears an India pattern frock and is dressed for walking out with a regimental swagger stick, but unusually has his full dress white helmet fitted with review order spike and badge.  It seems likely to be around 1898, just one year after the Tirah campaign and when the battalion was at Chakrata.  He seems to be wearing the India General Service medal with TIRAH clasp, and it’s probable that it’s display was the purpose of this portrait photo.

    The battalion had had a long association with India, having been titled before it’s 1881 merger with the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment, as the 108th (Madras) Regiment of Foot.  Before 1858 it had been the 3rd European (Madras) Regiment of the Honourable East India Company.

    He is a trained marksman, which gave him a penny extra per diem, and has a single good conduct badge (an inverted cuff stripe) indicating 2-years of blemish free regular service towards pension.  Inserted in the front of his frock (jacket) is a pocket watch whose chain and T-bar fob you can clearly see."

     

    Casey

    Monday 22nd July 2019, 01:22AM
  • Hi Casey, I have moved your comment to the main part of the Chronicle. Thanks for posting. Laura

    IrelandXO Moderator LC

    Monday 17th February 2020, 11:36AM

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