Born at Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, c.1829.
Enlisted at Dublin on the 13th of June 1847.
Height: 5' 8".
Trade: None shown.
Features: Fresh complexion. Hazel eyes. Brown hair.
Piershill Barracks, Leith South, Midlothian.
Thomas McGorrine, Soldier, 22, Private, born Wicklow, Ireland.
Wrongly reported as "Killed at Balaclava" in the Casualty Lists.
Sent to Scutari on the 25th of June 1855 for "Invaliding" and to England on the 24th of August 1855.
9 & 10 Ironmonger Row, Coventry.
Thomas S Horton, 58, Auctioneer & Furniture Broker, born Darlaston.
Ann Horton, 56, born Stoke.
Anna Horton [future wife], 29, born Coventry.
Ann, 22; Alfred, 20; Walter, 17; George, 13; all born Coventry.
plus one visitor.
Thomas Mcgorrine married Anna Horton, September Quarter 1866, Coventry.
Discharged from Bury Barracks on the 22nd of August 1871, at his "Own request, after 24 years' service."
Served 24 years 49 days. In Turkey and the Crimea, 1 year 1 month. Canada, 1 year 8 months.
In possession of five Good Conduct badges.
Never entered in the Regimental Defaulter's book. Never tried by Court-martial.
Awarded a pension of 1/1d. per day.
Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, Sebastopol and the Turkish medal.
Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct medal on the 24th of October 1870 with a gratuity of £5.
Documents confirm the award of the Crimean medal with four clasps, Turkish Medal and the Long Service & Good Conduct medal.
To live in Bury, Lancashire, after discharge.
He is shown on the Regimental "Married roll" from the 11th of March 1866, his wife's name being given as Ann.
Thomas Mcgorrine, aged 56, July Quarter 1885, Birmingham.
27, Sweet shop, Upper Forster Street, Walsall.
Anna Mcgorrine, visitor, widow, 59, Dressmaker, born Coventry.
[PB, April 2017: Doing an Ancestry search for "thomas mcgorrine" threw up an almost word-for-word copy of the info on this page, re-formatted but conspicuously without an acknowledgement of the source. (Note the blank next to the phrase "Source of data".)
The only info not copied from this page in the EJBA is a photograph of what may be his Crimean medal, and the statement that he married "Anna Horton" on 10th July 1866 at a Register Office. (This may be so. Check.)
Who did it? Why? Why did they not credit EJB? It may be medal-oriented and appears to use a standardised format. Have other EJBA pages been lifted in this way?]
[May 2017: Chris Poole has established that Thomas Mcgorrine married Anna Horton in 1866, when he was still a soldier.]
Marriage registration, and Census information for 1851, 1861 and 1891 kindly provided by Chris Poole.