PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam SIBBALD
Birth date and placec. 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-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6³/8 ins. Complexion: swarthy. Eyes: blue. Hair: black.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place1887 Sandhurst, Victoria (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)72nd (The Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1817. #675 Private.
Attestation date and place21 Dec 1843 Glasgow, Lanark.
14 May 1860 Edinburgh, Edinburgh re-attested.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 3 years 2 months.
West Indies 4 months.
Crimea 1 year.
East Indies 2 years.
Musters1881 Depot Bristol [WO12-7964].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Central India.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
Ten entries in the Regimental Defaulters Book (see sidebar).
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place1st period of service: 11 Apr 1860.
2nd period of service: 3 Dec 1861.
Length of Service1st period of service: 16 years 82 days.  2nd period of service: 1 years 199 days.
Total service: 17 years 281 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO131/041 Deferred Pension Examination.
WO131/032 Deferred Pension.
WO97/1604/121.
Post Discharge ResidenceBlantyre near Glasgow.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Glasgow (1861). Melbourne (1864+)
Pension Amount10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork.
Departure and Arrival8 Oct 1862 Portland; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 14 May 1864.
Ship
Departure from WA
Rangatira.
6 May 1864 Fremantle; 10 May 1864 Adelaide.