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George Campbell by Les Green – EPG Gazette 2006 No 4

79th Regiment – Camerons
Pensioner Barracks


NameCAMPBELL – George
Regiment (s)79th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 417
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th May 1825 / 17 years / Wick Caithness Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 7 years 3 months
Gibraltar – 5 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 74 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Wick Caithness Scotland
Pension Districts1847 Thurso
1850-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 12 years 10 months service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Latheron Wick Caithness Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McLEAN Sarah
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeGeorge Maitland B 10th September 1837
M REDDAWAY Mary Elizabeth 23rd March 1857 St John’s Church of England Fremantle Western Australia (daughter of REDDAWAY Henry Blackmore EPG)
Sarah B 20th January 1842 Gibraltar
Bp 28th January 1842 Gibraltar
M GREENACRE James Rummer 26th August 1868
D 7 August 1901 Pinjarra Western Australia
William B c1844 Gibraltar Chaplains index
M McCONNELL Johanna (Jane) 14th February 1870 Congregational Church Fremantle WA
D 12th November 1913 Subiaco Western Australia
Christopher B c1848 Scotland
D22nd October 1851 at sea
Ellen B c1849
Charlotte Elizabeth B c1852
Bp 24th March 1852 Perth WA
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Pinjarra Suburban Lot 78 of 5 acres 2 roods 15 perches
Title application 8th November 1881
Title 22nd July 1882
Occupation after
Police Constable 1852 Fremantle
Gaoler Fremantle 1854
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 3ed September 1852 Appointment of George Campbell to Police force
Southern Times (Bunbury) Saturday 17th August 1901 page 3 Death of Sarah Greenacre
West Australian Thursday 20th November 1913 page 10 death of William
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th March 1886 Mt Eliza Depot
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
5th August 1877 age 71
Buried East Perth Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 George Campbell 417 Private 79th Foot location Gibraltar
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and pain in left side
George Campbell age 45 received medical attention During the voyage of the Hashemy for diarrhoea and he second time for a hernia. His son George age 12 was treated for phlegmon, William age 5 for rubeola and Christopher age 2 for phlegmon died 22nd October 3 days before arrival at Fremantle