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DUNBAR – George 78th and 92nd Regiment

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
92nd Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameDUNBAR – George
Regiment (s)78th and 92nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2491 (78th)
11 (92nd)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1844 Unknown location
15th August 1857 / 32 years 6 months / Inverness Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Dark Blue / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 304 days
Length of Service17 years 283 days (12 years 334 days in 78th regt)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeOrderly Room Clerk / 24th June 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859
Intended Residence at
Dingwall Scotland
Pension Districts1862 Inverness
1864 Tilbury
1864-1895 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem: 29th October 1872 struck of pension list : restored 16th December 1873 at 1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of BirthFebruary 1825 Dingwall Ross 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
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer & Commercial News 9th November 1864 – page 3
The Perth Gazette & WA Times 9th December – 1864
Daily News 15th October 1895 page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th October 1895 Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 George Dunbar 2491 Private 78th foot location Aden
1861 George Dunbar 11 Sergeant 92nd Foot location Dugshai East Indies.
“Discharge due to paralysis from disease of the nervous system supposed to have arisen from exposure to the sun while on a march from Calcutta to Umballa” – chronic headaches.
Sergeant George Dunbar arrived as a single man aboard the Merchantman, his conduct was rated as ‘very good’ by the surgeon Superintendent.
In 1864 the topic of the Pensioners and the Pensioner force caused some heated letters to be written to the various WA newspapers and George Dunbar was drawn into the debate. He wrote a letter rebuking the disparaging remarks regarding the pensioners in a letter published on 2nd November from “A Free Mechanic”.