Birth date and place c. 1826 Blantyre, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Willowbank Road, East Side, Govan, Lanarkshire (1841 tentative).
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6³/8 ins. Complexion: swarthy. Eyes: blue. Hair: black.
Marriage date and place
Death date and place 1887 Sandhurst, Victoria (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 72nd (The Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1817. #675 Private.
Attestation date and place 21 Dec 1843 Glasgow, Lanark.
14 May 1860 Edinburgh, Edinburgh re-attested.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 3 years 2 months.
West Indies 4 months.
Crimea 1 year.
East Indies 2 years.
Musters 1881 Depot Bristol [WO12-7964].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Central India.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 08 September 1855.
A worn out old man who has been troubled with [a] cough since his return to this country. States that he was invalided from the West Indies for far back as 1848 for pulmonary disease. While in India during the Mutiny contracted disease of the chest which he still suffers from (Chronic Bronchitis). Ascribed to climate and hard service. Was wounded by a fragment of a shell on back of hand in Crimea and states he has been subject to pains on hand ever since.
Unfit for further service [Chatham 11 Nov 1861].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
Ten entries in the Regimental Defaulters Book (see sidebar).
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 1st period of service: 11 Apr 1860.
2nd period of service: 3 Dec 1861.
Length of Service 1st period of service: 16 years 82 days.  2nd period of service: 1 years 199 days.
Total service: 17 years 281 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO131/041 Deferred Pension Examination.
WO131/032 Deferred Pension.
Post Discharge Residence Blantyre near Glasgow.
Post Discharge Pension District 2nd Glasgow (1861). Melbourne (1864+)
Pension Amount 10d. per diem.
Ship York.
Departure and Arrival 8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Adelaide Observer 14 May 1864.
Departure from WA
6 May 1864 Fremantle; 10 May 1864 Adelaide.