McALISTER – Donald 78th Regiment

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours

Persian War Medal

Indian Mutiny Medal with two clasps e.g. Delhi and Relief of Lucknow

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
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
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
Discharge
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
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th February 1864 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMore research required to identify clasps given with Indian Mutiny Medal