McDONALD – Peter Royal Horse Artillery

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NameMcDONALD – Peter
Regiment (s)Royal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd May 1828 / 18 years / Manchester Lancashire England
Shoeing Smith
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNil – home service only
Length of Service21 years 88 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeShoeing Smith / 10th July 1849 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1849 1st East London
1853-1859 Western Australia
November 1859-1864 Madras
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth1811 St Paul’s Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
September 1854 appointed to Convict Establishment without the sanction of his Commanding Officer
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Left Western Australia pre November 1859 by ship for Madras India
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th June 1864 Madras
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1845 convicted by court martial 19/7/1845 for ‘Neglect of Duty” and rank reduced from Farrier to Shoeing Smith. In addition to the above his name appeared once in the defaulter’s book for a minor offence for which he was punished by the Chief Officer. (WO97/1246)

Discharged due to chronic cough & rheumatism at Woolwich