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DANFORD – Peter Royal Horse Artillery

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Royal Horse Artillery
NameDANFORD – Peter
Regiment (s)Royal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd December 1828 / 20 years / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 11¼ in
Swarthy / Brown / Black / Injury to left forearm
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service21 years 191 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 9th April 1850 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1850 1st East London
February – April 1853 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth1808 Selbridge Kildare Ireland
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
B c1818 Ireland
bap 18th February 1820 Bandon Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1st May 1848 St. Mary’s Limerick Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B 1849 Dublin Ireland
bap 8th April 1849 Rathmines Dublin Ireland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
DALY Catherine
2nd HusbandMANNING Thomas – 68th Foot arrived Robert Small 1853
Date/Place of Marriage28th October 1853 St. Patrick’s Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th April 1853 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWO97_1223 – discharged from service due to chronic rheumatism & injury of left forearm. His conduct was described as being ‘exemplary’. During his service he had received three badges for Good Conduct per the Boards Orders – issued 21/1/1839, 24/12/1847 & 28/11/1849. It was noted that his name only appears twice on the defaulters’ book for minor offences for which he was punished by his Commanding Officer

1851 English Census residing Mile End Old Town, London with wife Mary and son William.

Son William age 3 1/2 years and Mary age 34 required medical treatment during Dudbrook voyage to WA, mentioned in Surgeon Superintendents report.

Widow Mary and child applied for assistance following husband’s death