ENGLISH – Peter 60th Rifles 2nd Battalion

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Name ENGLISH – Peter
Regiment (s) 60th Rifles 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 479
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th January 1828 / 14 years /  Gosport Hampshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration Gibraltar – 5 years 5 months
West Indies – 2 years 11 months
Quebec, Canada – 3 years 1 month
Length of Service 21 years 95 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 25th July 1853 / Birr Ireland
Campaign Medals Not yet known
Intended Residence at
Plymouth Devon England
Pension Districts 1853 Plymouth
1853 Carlow
1855 Kildare
1855 2nd Dublin
1859-1863 Western Australia
1863-1880 South Australia
Pension Paid 1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 1814 Ipswich Suffolk England
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HUNT Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage 24th November 1851 St Bridget’s Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st Wife None 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles South Australia Register 24th December 1880 page 4
The Express & Telegraph (Adelaide: 1867-1922) Tuesday 24th December 1880
Departure from Western
No dates or ship known for departure: late 1863 based on pension payments
Date/Place of Death/Burial 17th December 1880 Thebarton South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th March 1898 Adelaide South Australia
5th April 1898 West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or Probate None known
Further Information Peter English enlisted at age 14 years as a bugler