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GLASGOW – William Royal Artillery 6th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 clasp Maida
NameGLASGOW – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th Battery
Regiment Number (s) 2807?
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th March 1804 / 17 years / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 feet 6 inches
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service17 years 151 days (One year underage total 18 years and 151 days)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 31st May 1822 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsMilitary General Service Medal 1793-1814 clasp Maida
Intended Residence at
In discharge he received marching money to Stewartstown the place of his original enlistment £1/15/3 (one pound fifteen shillings and 3 pence) also a ticket for a sea passage.
Pension DistrictsPrior 1845 Charlemont Armagh Ireland
1860 – 66 Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
Date/Place of Baptismc1787 Derylarn Stewartstown Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1860 to Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th September 1866 Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1 year’s service not counted in final service. 1 year underage at 17 years.
Discharge: Unfit for service
Although it is hard to believe his WO23/53 1855-1865 record clearly states William Glasgow who went to pension in 1822 was part of the guard on the Convict ship Adelaide to Western Australia, returning to Ballymena, Ireland around 1860.
His record of service 1804 to 1822 covers the period that is generally referred to as the Napoleonic Wars, most areas of conflict had the presence of the 6th Battalion R.A. William Glasgow was awarded the Military General Service Medal with clasp for Maida in Italy (Issued to survivors of the wars 1793-1840 in 1847)