- Veterans Index
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- McKenzie, Donald
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Donald McKENZIE (Western Australia)|
aka Donald MUNRO (British Army)
|Birth date and place||4 Dec 1836 Petty, Inverness, Invernesshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Brackmiske, Petty, Invernesshire (1851 tentative).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||29 May 1871 Auldearn, Nairn, Scotland.|
|Children||Margaret 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 place||23 Jun 1887, Koojee, Cockburn, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||Jun 1887 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||Will: 12 Jun 1887. Probate: 16 Jul 1887, Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|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 place||4 Feb 1853 Inverness, Inverness (aged 17 years 2 months).|
|Service/Campaigns||Malta 5 months.|
Crimea 1 year 1 month.
India 13 years 6 months.
|Musters||1861 Mhow, East Indies [WO12-7975].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 24 Aug 1857.|
Corporal to Private 10 Jan 1860.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Central India (Siege of Kotah).
|Casualty/Medical||Total 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 Martial||In 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 Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||10 Jul 1872 Portsmouth.|
|Length of Service||18 years 211 days (not reckoning under-age period).|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/2162/186 and WO121/0227.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Auldearn, Nairn, Scotland.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Inverness (1872). Greenwich (1873). Perth (1874+).|
|Pension Amount||10d. per diem. Increased to 1/0½d. per diem (by 1884).|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 March 1887.
|Land Grant/Purchase||Cockburn 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 Articles||Herald 3 Jul 1880.|
Inquirer & Commercial News 6 Apr 1887.
Inquirer & Commercial News 31 Aug 1887.
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|