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
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
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.
ARMED FORCES
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
Ship Merchantman. 
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].
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions 1869 Pensioners Benevolent Fund.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 18 Jan 1893.
Departure from WA Not applicable.