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McDONALD / McDONNELL – William 88th Regiment

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88th REGIMENT Colours
Kojonup Military Barracks, Barracks Place, Kojonup, Western Australia
NameMcDONALD / McDONNELL – William
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 313
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th April 1825 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 10 years 10 months
Length of Service14 years 323 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th February 1840 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1840 2nd Dublin
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1879 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Doneybrook Dublin Dublin Ireland
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
c1803 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot 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
Kojonup Lot P2 Title 1912 – 10 acres
Assigned 20th November 1852
Title Application 1st October 1862
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th December 1879 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known. The 1883 death in WA for Mary McDonald was the wife of John NOT William and is buried EPC death notice Trove
Bi-Centennial Dictionary said she entered the Poor house 28th May 1886 but this reference not found. The only reference to a wife is in the Dictionary
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to chronic catarrh and pulmonary disease
William McDonald was treated for boils during the voyage of the Pyrenees
William McDonnell (sic) 88th Regt was a subscriber to the Pensioners Benevolent fund
6th September 1879 William McDonald sold his Pensioner Grant of ten acres to Henry Larsen for the sum of one hundred pounds
13th October 1879 Lance Corporal Coppin (Kojonup) requested PC Mansfield to visit William McDonald as he was ‘lying in a bad state from soars (sic)’ an order ignored.