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DOUGHERTY – Peter 8th Regiment 1st Battalion

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8th Regiment
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi and Relief of Lucknow clasps


Regiment (s)8th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1715
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th December 1839 / 18 years / Dundee Scotland
Flax Dresser
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fair / Grey / Dark brown / Pock Marked
Overseas Service/DurationHalifax Nova Scotia Canada – 6 months
East Indies – 12 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 148 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd April 1861 Templemore
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Delhi and Relief of Lucknow clasps
Intended Residence at
Longford Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Longford
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
Dec 1864- Sept 1865 South Australia
No record of payments after that date on WO22s
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1821 Dundee Forfarshire (Angus) 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Fri 28 Oct 1864 Page 2, Peter Dougherty on “Europa” to South Australia
Inquirer (WA) 6th April 1864
Inquirer (WA) 12th and 26th October 1864 (“Europa” to South Australia)
South Australian Govt Gazette 1866
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st July 1866 Adelaide Hospital South Australia (Ref. 18/334)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Peter Dougherty 1715 Private 8th Foot location Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
1851 As Above location Deesa (Camp) India
1861 As above location Templemore
Discharge at own request having completed 21 years’ service
Served during the campaign in India 1857/8. Seige and capture Delhi 1857. Action of Bolundshahur, Allygush and battle of Agra 10th October 1857. Relief of Lucknow under General Sir Colin Campbell GCB subsequent operation and total defeat of the rebel army at Cawnpore.
Peter Doherty (sic) was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 18th June 1866. At the time he was aged 47, a single man RC, living at Streaky Bay and working as a labourer. He died 1st July 1866.