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- Galbraith, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William GALBRAITH aka GILBRAITH, GILBREATH|
|Birth date and place||10 Dec 1826 Magherafelt, County Derry, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1 September 1849 Banagher, Offaly, Ireland (tentative).|
|Spouse||Eliza Jane (Elizabeth) SMURFIT, Smurphet, Scrimphett.|
|Children||Sarah before 1863.|
Mary Anne before 1863.
Catherine before 1863.
William James before 1863.
Robert John 1864, Gingin, Western Australia.
Arundel Edward 1867, York, Western Australia.
Ernest Edward, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||3 Jan 1880, Perth, Western Australia.|
Cause of Death: Heat apoplexy; Infirmity of heart.
Inquest 4 Jan 1880.
|Burial date and place||4 Jan 1880, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||West Australian 6 Jan 1880.|
Fremantle Herald 10 Jan 1880.
|Regiment(s)||89th Regiment of Foot.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2208 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||10 Sep 1844 Belfast, Antrim.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 8 months. Crimea 5 months. Malta 4 months. Gibraltar 3 months.|
Cape of Good Hope 1 year. East Indies 1 year 5 months.
|Musters||Q2 1861 Fermoy Depot [WO12-9148].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 1 Jan 1858.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Morbis Cordis & Rheumatism. This man was invalided from India for Insanity. Has been at the Depot two years, during which time he has been only at light duty. Suffers from Rheumatism in the head. Heart’s action sharp and hurried, and he complains of Dyspnoea on exertion. He is totally unfit for the duties of a soldier. Disease is the result of the man’s service. Unfit for further service.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
Five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||28 Oct 1861 Fermoy Barracks.|
|Length of Service||16 years 323 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1651/10.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Belfast.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Belfast.|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem. Increased to 1/3d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment [Barker p.77, see left sidebar].
|Subscriptions||1869 Pensioners Benevolent Fund.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 18 Jan 1893.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|