ENGLISH – Peter 60th Rifles 2nd Battalion

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60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate

NameENGLISH – 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/DurationGibraltar – 5 years 5 months
West Indies – 2 years 11 months
Quebec, Canada – 3 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 95 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th June 1853 / Birr Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Plymouth Devon England
Pension Districts1853 Plymouth
1853 Carlow
1855 Kildare
1855 2nd Dublin
1859-1863 Western Australia
1863-1880 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birth1814 Ipswich Suffolk England
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
HUNT Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage24th November 1851 St Bridget’s Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNone 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 ArticlesSouth 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/Burial17th December 1880 Thebarton South Australia
bur West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th March 1898 Adelaide South Australia
5th April 1898 West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPeter English enlisted at age 14 years as a bugler