McDONALD – William 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge

British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

Sutlej Medal – no clasps

1863 William McDonald Letter for relief

NameMcDONALD – William
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1441
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st March 1840 / 19 years / London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 4¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 6 years 11 months
Ceylon – 3 years 7 months
Crimea – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service21 years 59 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 25th June 1861 / Parkhurst Isle of Wight England
Campaign MedalsStar of India
Sutlej Medal with 2 clasps
Crimean War Medal with Alma Sebastopol and Inkerman Clasps
Crimea-Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
89 High Street Preston Lancashire England (address of father-in-law PEDDER James Greave)
Pension Districts1861 Preston
1862 Bermuda
1863 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d 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 Birthc1821 St. Marylebone London Middlesex England
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
PEDDER Elizabeth Greaves
B c1832 Preston Lancashire England
Date/Place of Marriage1854 Preston Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B c1854 Preston Lancashire England
M WHITFIELD Francis William4th April 1874 Western Australia
D 24th February 1920 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1860 Not yet known
D 30th May 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret B c1863 Western Australia
M GREAY Michael Stephen 1881 Western Australia
D 26th January 1906 Leederville Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
PEDDER Elizabeth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeFOSTER John
Date/Place of MarriageWestern Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandEllen Mary B 1870 Western Australia
M TONDUT Ferdinand Western Australia
D 29th June 1956 South Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th June 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
Anglican Section Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSROWA Cons 36 CSR Vol 524 Folios 24-26 Letter written 17th June 1863 about plight of wife and two children after husband shot himself.  Admitted to Poor House 23rd June 1863