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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 Death of Peter
The Express & Telegraph (Adelaide: 1867-1922) Tuesday 24th December 1880 Inquest
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
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Peter English 479, bugler, 2/60th Regt. location at sea Jamaica.
1851 Peter English 479, private, 2/60th regt. location Kilkenny
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and worn out from long service. He was a far from satisfactory soldier having been tried mainly for drunkenness and associated acts many times.
Peter English, who was a cripple, and his wife had been living at Thebarton when he wandered from home, his body was later found in scrub a small distance away. On 23rd December 1880 an Inquest was held into his death when the cause of death was found to be from serous apoplexy.
On 7th April 1897 Catherine English was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital age 71 years, she was a widow, Church of England, living at Brompton Park, born Ireland and had been 40 years in the Colony having arrived on the Sultana. She was again admitted to the hospital on 26th March 1898 where she died on 30th March 1898.