PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam GALBRAITH aka GILBRAITH, GILBREATH
Birth date and place10 Dec 1826 Magherafelt, County Derry, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place1 September 1849 Banagher, Offaly, Ireland (tentative).
SpouseEliza Jane (Elizabeth) SMURFIT, Smurphet, Scrimphett.
ChildrenSarah 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 place3 Jan 1880, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Heat apoplexy; Infirmity of heart.
Inquest 4 Jan 1880.
Burial date and place4 Jan 1880, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 6 Jan 1880.
Fremantle Herald 10 Jan 1880.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)89th Regiment of Foot.
Regiment No. and Rank#2208 Private.
Attestation date and place10 Sep 1844 Belfast, Antrim.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 8 months. Crimea 5 months. Malta 4 months. Gibraltar 3 months.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year. East Indies 1 year 5 months.
MustersQ2 1861 Fermoy Depot [WO12-9148].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 1 Jan 1858.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalMorbis 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 MartialNone.
Five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place28 Oct 1861 Fermoy Barracks.
Length of Service16 years 323 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1651/10.
Post Discharge ResidenceBelfast.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Belfast.
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/3d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman. 
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment [Barker p.77, see left sidebar].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
Subscriptions1869 Pensioners Benevolent Fund.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 18 Jan 1893.
Departure from WANot applicable.