MUIRHEAD – Archibald Royal Artillery 1st Battalion

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NameMUIRHEAD – Archibald
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th November 1835 / 18 years 4 months /  Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland – Printer of Calico
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years 10 months
Gibraltar – 8 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 182 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and driver / 26th May 1857 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1857 1st Portsmouth
1863- Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GERRARD Sophia
B 1820 Marchwood Hampshire England
Bp 20th February 1820 Eling Hampshire England
Father John Gerrard (Bombardier RA)
Mother UNKNOWN Elizabeth
Date/Place of Marriage7th July 1847 St. Mary’s Portsea Island Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 17 February 1886 page 5 Death of Sophia
Departure from Western
Australia
Not yet known: still in Western Australia in 1869
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
16th February 1886 York Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Archibald Muirhead Gunner & Driver 3rd Company 3rd Battalion location St. Vincent Barbados
1851 As above location Gibraltar
Discharge due to Chronic rheumatism
1861 CENSUS RG09/647/145/19
9 Park View Portsea Portsmouth
Archibald Muirhead age 42 a married man occupation railway porter born Scotland
Sophia Muirhead age 40 married woman born Marchwood Hampshire England
Sophia Muirhead married Samuel DABBS Newcastle WA in 1873. She was burned to death aged 65 in a bushfire at York WA on 16th February 1886.
1869 charged with being drunk and fighting at the Shamrock Hotel Perth

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