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MILLARD Peter – Royal Marines Plymouth 3rd Division

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Royal Marines 1854 Britain’s Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
Peter Millard Pension transferred to Australia
Adelaide 1855  Sick List showing P Millard


NameMallard / Millard – Peter
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Plymouth 3rd Division
Regiment Number (s) 5958
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1826 19 years old
Not yet known
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service13 Years 9 Months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate
29 September 1839
Campaign MedalsUnknown
Intended Residence at
Not Stated
Pension Districts1839 – Greenwich Hospital out-pensioner
1849 Bristol
1850-1853 Exeter
1853 30th April – 1855 Plymouth 3rd
1855-1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid£ 7 12s per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855
Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birth14 Dec 1807, Wells, Somerset
Date/Place of Baptism20 Dec 1807, St. Cuthbert, Wells, Somerset
Date/Place of Birth
1782 Wells, Somerset, England
Date/Place of Birth
MITCHELL Elizabeth
b 1782 Wells, Somerset, England
25 Dec 1802 St. Cuthbert’s, Wells, Somerset, England
SiblingsMary b 1817 Wells Somerset
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald 19 July 1873 pages 2&3 – Dreadful Destitution = see below
The Inquirer 20 October 1880 page 3, death
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13 October 1880 age 76 – Place of Death: Mt Eliza Depot
Buried: 14th October East Perth Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Royal Navy Personnel
1831 Ship or unit: Revenge location Hamoaze (Devonport Dockyard)1851 UK Census – Guinea Street, Exeter St Mary Major, Devon, England age 44 an Unmarried Greenwich Pensioner/Labourer in lodgings with the Sillick family
Peter Mallard (sic) was treated for catarrh during the voyage of the Adelaide.
From 1866 Peter fell into hard times as he had a series of offences charged against him in the Fremantle Police court usually for being drunk and vagrancy. Various spellings of his name were recorded Millard, Mallard, Maillard, Mullaird.
23 July 1866. PETER MILLARD, pensioner with stealing from the dwelling house of the said JOHN BUTCHARD on the 19th inst and taken 2 sovereigns, remanded.
24 July 1866 Remanded Peter Millard, pensioner charged by John Butchard sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. 1868 Peter Millard age 62, pensioner, free, read and write, prot. 12 Oct. Feloniously carrying away articles from the back of the court. Sentence 14 days. Received 13 Oct 1868, Magistrate C. Symmonds Fremantle 16 Oct 1868. Having improperly in his possession on reception into this prison one flannel shirt of Government property, 14 days
4 May 1870. PETER MALLARD, pensioner charged with sleeping in the open air. Cautioned and discharged.
2 December 1871. PETER MAILLARD, pensioner, charged with being drunk and sleeping in the open air on the north beach at 11pm on the 1st inst. Cautioned.
2 February 1872. PETER MULLAIRD, pensioner, drunk and incapable on the recreation ground at 3pm on the 1st inst. 7 days imprisonment.
Ultimately the following report was made regarding the desperate plight of Peter Millard. “1873 19 July – On Tuesday the 8th instant, a lad named Gee, herdsman to Mr. L A. Manning, reported at the man to reported at Police Station that he had found a man in a Cave on the South Beach, about four miles, from Fremantle, sick, destitute, and unable to walk. Police Constable Fee was at once sent to the spot with a hired horse and cart. The man was found as described and but for the timely assistance brought to him would have perished in the cave from cold and starvation. He turned out to be a Pensioner named Peter Millard. He was at once brought into Fremantle, nourishment was at once procured for him, and after he had been attended by Dr. Barnett, he was transferred to the Colonial Hospital. 

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