McALISTER – Donald 78th Regiment

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NameMcALISTER – Donald
Regiment (s)78th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1278
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd February 1839 / 16 years 3 months / Glasgow Scotland
Cotton Spinner
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 17 years 6 months
Length of Service22 years 44 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th January 1862 / Aldershot Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsPersian Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with 2 clasps
Intended Residence at
c/- Paymaster of Pensioners Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1862 2nd Glasgow
1863 Bermuda
1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid9½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England ( via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Falkirk Stirling 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th February 1864 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMore research required to identify clasps given with Indian Mutiny Medal