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MARSHALL – Alexander 92nd Regiment

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92nd Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
NameMARSHALL – Alexander
Regiment (s)92nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1134
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st April 1837 / 18 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 3 years 4months
West Indies – 2 years 10 months
Ionian Islands – 2 years 1 month
Gibraltar – 4 years
Crimea – 9 months
Length of Service21 years 135 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 7th September 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension District


1858-1859 2nd Glasgow
1859 – September 1861 Western Australia
October 1861 – 1903 South Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
18th August 1897 Increased amount as yet unknown
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 Birth1819 Neilston Burghlad Renfrewshire 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
HEAD Bridget (Irish Marriages 1845-1958)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage6 March 1850 St. Mary’s Tipperary, Ireland
Children by 1st WifeAlexander B 5th May 1853 Gibraltar
bap 22nd May 1853 St Andrews Presbyterian Church Gibraltar Mother Bridget Head
D Before 1858
Mary B 7th November 1854 Gibraltar
bap 26th November 1854 St Andrews Presbyterian Church Gibraltar Father James Mother Bridget
D Before 1858
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Shepherd in South Australia
Newspaper ArticlesThe Advertiser 22nd January 1901 page 8 Account of his life
The Advertiser Adelaide Monday 6th July 1903 – page 6
The Advertiser 20th August 1903 – page 9
Departure from Western
October 1861 to Adelaide South Australia ship unknown
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd July 1903 Destitute Asylum Adelaide South Australia
4th July 1903 in Pauper’s Grave Road 1 South Path 15 Site 123 East West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
According to The Advertiser 22nd January 1901 she died before 1858 as did their children
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Alexander Marshall 1134 Private 92nd Foot location St Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica
1851 Alexander Marshall 1134 Private 92nd Foot location Corfu, Ionian Islands
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and catarrah making unfit to proceed to India with regiment in 1858 from Gibraltar – jopined depot in Stirling Scotland.
On 23rd January 1863 Alexander Marshall was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital age 47, a single man, religion Protestant, a hut keeper at Booberowie, he was born Glasgow Scotland and had been 2 years in the Colony having arrived on the Sultana.
He was again admitted on 14th July 1876 and said he was 63 years of age, Church of England, a shepherd at Gum Creek, married born Glasgow, had been in the Colony for 18 years and had arrived on the Sultana. By the time of his third admittance on 10th April 1898 he said he was a widower age 83 a Bible Christian living at Stirling East a labourer and had been born in Scotland and had arrived in the Colony 40 years prior on the Sultana.
In 1901 Mr William Fallow late of the Gordon Highlanders (92nd regiment) wrote a full account of Alexander Marshall’s life in the Advertiser and Chronicle and although some details do not correspond with his WO97 those after his arrival as a Convict guard give a detailed account of his life in Australia