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Military Record for Michael Quillinan/Quinlan/ Cullinan, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Title: Military Record for Michael Quillinan/Quinlan/ Cullinan, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Type: Military Records
Places: Newmarket-on-Fergus; Sydney, NSW
Dates: 1806-1872
Transcriber/Donator: Paula Gill Paula_m_gill@hotmail.com

Quarter Master Sergeant Michael Quillinan/Quinlan/Cullinan
Born : 1806
Where Born: Kilnasoolagh, Newmarket, County Clare
Occupation : Soldier
Rank on Discharge : 396 Quarter Master Serjeant
Date of Army Enlistment : 22 January 1825
Where Enlisted Army : Ennis, County Clare
Attested to 31st Regiment 24 January 1825
Private 22 Jan 1825 - 3 March 1825
Transferred to 11th Regiment 4 March 1825
P romoted from Private to Corporal 2 Feb 1832
Promoted to Serjeant 25 Sept 1835
Promoted to Colour Serjeant 1 April 1839
Promoted to Quarter Master Serjeant 1 June 1849
Date Discharged Army :February 1853
Comments: Army Discharge. Discharged [due] to chronic bronchitis and worn out constitution. “This character has been very good, when discharged he will be entitled to a gratuity and he has received a merit for long service and good conduct.” Received a medal of Merit in Sydney on 10 June 1850 according to the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper as reported on Tuesday 11 June 1850. Admitted to Out-Pensioner of Her Majesty's Royal Hospital at Chelsea on the 9th August 1853, and receives a Pension of 2.3 per Diem.
Where Discharged: Sydney, NSW 19 Feb 1853
Died : 28th August, 1872
Where Died / Buried: Paddington, Sydney. Petersham Cemetery, when closed transferred to Rookwood.
Parents Names: Edmond/Edmund Quinlan, Bridget McNamara
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Campbell
Date Married: approx 1834
Where Married: Corfu or Isle of Azantes
Spouse's Parents: Felix Campbell, Margaret O'Grady
Born: 1814
Where Born: Gilbraltar
Died:5th December 1899
Where Died / Buried: Balfour Street, Kogarah, Sydney, buried Petersham RC Cemetery, transferred to Rookwood when closed.

History & Achievements:
Michael Quillinan actually went by the name of Quinlan under all other records. He was the Colour Sergeant for the Regiment at this time and received another promotion after that to the QuarterMaster Sergeant. My Great-Grandfather (Michael Quillinan's son) was born in Hobart while they were stationed there - as mentioned all birth records the name is Quinlan and his sister was born at Victoria Barracks when they were stationed back in Sydney. He was admitted an out pensioner of Her Majesty's Royal Hospital at Chelsea on 9 August 1853. His name on the documents of his enlistment is Michael Cullinan which was translated into English as Quillinan. His Army paper records show all the names listed above.

Paula Gill (Quinlan) - descendant

References
Family Members, Military records, Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library, Sydney Australia

 
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