McDONALD – James 72nd 26th and 30th Regiment

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72nd Regiment Colours

26th Cameronian Regiment

30th Regiment Cambridgshire Crest

NameMcDONALD – James
Regiment (s)72nd 26th and 30th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 489 – 30th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th December 1827 / 18 years / Place unknown
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½  in
Dark / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBermuda – 7 years 3 months
North America – 2 years 1 month
Length of Service20 years 211 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th December 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1849 1st Edinburgh
1853-1856 West Australia
1856-1869 Adelaide
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th May 1853 Tilbury England via Dublin
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809 West Church Edinburgh Midlothian 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
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
B c1813 Haddington, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian) Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth (adopted as a foundling – parent’s surname possibly Daniel)
B c February 1851 Royal Edinburgh Maternity Hospital Scotland
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 15th October 1856 – page 3
Departure from Western
12th October 1856 left Western Australia with wife and child for South Australia per “Frances”
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th April 1869 Adelaide South Australia
11th April 1869 West  Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information