MILLARD Peter – Royal Marines Plymouth 3rd Division

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NameMillard – Peter
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Plymouth 3rd Division
Regiment Number (s) 5958
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1826 19 years old, embarked HMS Revenge, Hamoaze Cornwall
Not yet known
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
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
Discharge
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
Adelaide
18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birth14 Dec 1807, Wells, Somerset
Date/Place of Baptism20 Dec 1807, St. Cuthbert, Wells, Somerset
Father
Date/Place of Birth
MILLARD Giles
1782 Wells, Somerset, England
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
Marriage
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
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
Australia
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
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 UK Census – Guinea Street, Exeter St Mary Major, Devon, England age 44 an Unmarried Greenwich Pensioner/Labourer in lodgings with the Sillick family

 

1868  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. See also AN5, Cons 419, item 1, Occurrence book 23 July 1866

1873 19 July – On Tuesday the 8th instant, a lad named Gee, herds man 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.