FANNON Patrick & LYONS Mary.....Ireland & Australia
I am hoping someone in this site can help me make a connections to the family of a Patrick Fannon who was born c1823/24 in the Parish of Drum, in or near the town of Athlone, Co Roscommon. He joined the Army in Galway aged 17yrs, serving in Nth America, Gibralter and the West Indies. He came out to Australia as a Pentioner Guard aboard the "Vimiera" 22 Dec 1865 with I believe his wife Mary Lyons ( b c1838 in Dublin??) and two sons, Martin b c1863 & Michael b c1865. They went on to have the following children that I know of.
James Bernard b 4 Nov 1867 (my gr grandfather), Robert b c1869, Francis b c1874, Mary Terese b c1876, Patrick b c1878, & Bernard b c1881.
I would dearly love to find anything on either Patrick or Mary re siblings and/or parents.
Sunny Pilbara :)