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McALISTER – Donald 78th Regiment

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
Persian War Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with Relief of Lucknow and Central India Clasps
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 MedalsIndian General Service medal with clasp for Persia
Indian Mutiny Medal with 2 clasps Relief of Lucknow and Central India
Intended Residence at
c/- Paymaster of Pensioners Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1862 2nd Glasgow
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
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 InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Donald McAllister (sic) 1278 Private 78th Foot location Burnley and Manchester
1851 Donald McAllister (sic) 1278 Private 78th Foot location Aden
Discharge at own request having served of 22 years.
The records for his service prior to 1857 were destroyed by fire at Cawnpore.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated Donald’s conduct on board as Very Good despite losing his liquor ration for 7 days for being ‘irregular’ on guard.