McKenzie, Donald

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PERSONAL DETAILSDonald McKENZIE (Western Australia)
aka Donald MUNRO (British Army)
Birth date and place4 Dec 1836 Petty, Inverness, Invernesshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Brackmiske, Petty, Invernesshire (1851 tentative).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place29 May 1871 Auldearn, Nairn, Scotland.
SpouseSarah FLETCHER.
ChildrenMargaret b. 1876 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Helena b. ? (d.1884), Fremantle, Western Australia.
William b. 1881, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Donald b. 1884 (d.1884) Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place23 Jun 1887, Koojee, Cockburn, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeJun 1887 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 12 Jun 1887. Probate: 16 Jul 1887, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1887-849].
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)72nd (The Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment.  1 Oct 1863 transferred to
52nd (Oxfordshire) Regiment. 13 Oct 1864 transferred to
79th (Queens Own Cameron Highlanders) Regiment.  1 Jun 1866 transferred to
Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion.
Regiment No. and Rank#2818 (72nd) Private. #2728 (Rifle Brigade) Private.
Attestation date and place4 Feb 1853 Inverness, Inverness (aged 17 years 2 months).
Service/CampaignsMalta 5 months.
Crimea 1 year 1 month.
India 13 years 6 months.
Musters1861 Mhow, East Indies [WO12-7975].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 24 Aug 1857.
Corporal to Private 10 Jan 1860.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Central India (Siege of Kotah).
Casualty/MedicalTotal disorganization of right eye from injury. Struck by a cricket ball in 1867 in India, in right eye, which necessitated his being sent home; the injury not caused or aggravated apparently by climate or exposure.
Total disorganization of right eye which is tense, with a pertuberance on outside, with almost constant pain, very severe at times. The sight of the other eye is much impaired. The injury is likely to be permanent and he can only contribute to a slight degree to his own support. Not caused or aggravated by intemperance or other vice.
Permanently incapacitates him for the active duties of a Soldier [Portsmouth 27 June 1872].
Regimental Courts MartialIn confinement 1 Jan to 9 Jan 1860. Tried and reduced [to Private] 10 Jan 1860.  Offence not stated.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jul 1872 Portsmouth.
Length of Service18 years 211 days (not reckoning under-age period).
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/2162/186 and WO121/0227.
Post Discharge ResidenceAuldearn, Nairn, Scotland.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictInverness (1872). Greenwich (1873). Perth (1874+).
Pension Amount10d. per diem. Increased to 1/0½d. per diem (by 1884).
ShipNaval Brigade. 
Departure and Arrival31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 March 1887.
Land Grant/PurchaseCockburn Sound District Loc. No. 7. Certificate of Title Volume V, Folium 167.
16 Jun 1884 Wellington, Turkey Point Loc. P403, 10 acres (grant).
Cockburn Sound Loc. 15, 20 acres. Certificate of Title Volume VIII, Folium 192.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesHerald 3 Jul 1880.
Inquirer & Commercial News 6 Apr 1887.
Inquirer & Commercial News 31 Aug 1887.
Departure from WANot applicable.