McDONALD – Finlay 74th and 42nd Regiment

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74th Regiment Highlanders

42nd Regiment Royal Highland Cap Badge

NameMcDONALD – Finlay
Regiment (s)74th and 42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 969
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th March 1837 / 21 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Weaver.
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Blue /  Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years  2 months
Bermuda – 4 years 3 months
Length of Service14 years 288 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th January 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1852 1st Edinburgh
1853 – 55 Western Australia
1855 Adelaide
1856 – 59 Melbourne
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Dalkeith Edinburgh Midlothian 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNone known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not clear how left Western Australia but pension paid in Adelaide South Australia from July 1855
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd January 1859 drowned Jackson’s Creek Sunbury Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information