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McGALL / McFALL – John Royal Artillery 9th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameMcGALL / McFALL – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 9th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 717
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th December 1830 / 18 years / Edinburgh  Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Sallow / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 8 years 7 months
West Indies – 5 years 6 months
Length of Service19 years 182 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 9th July 1850 / Woolwich  England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 Edinburgh
1851-1854 Western Australia
1854-1858 Victoria
1863-1875 Victoria
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1812 Cranston near Dalkeith Edinburgh 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 Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1837 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
1st Husband of WifeNot yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandJessie B 1836 Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 17th May 1851-19th August 1852
Newspaper ArticlesThe Argus (Melbourne Victoria) Monday 2nd January 1854 page 2
Departure from Western
13th December 1853  per Nepaulese Ambassador arrived Melbourne 31st December 1853: pension paid in Victoria 1854 – 75
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1837 –Court Martial in Barbados
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John McGall Gunner and Driver 9th Bn Royal Artillery 5th Company location Mauritius
Discharge due to dullness of hearing (deaf in both ears) and Nervous tremours,
The Nepaulese Ambassador arrived in Melbourne 31st December 1853 from Swan River with saloon passengers Mr and Mrs McGall aged 45 and 40 years respectively, son Mr T or J McGall aged 19 years and Miss McGall aged 18 years.
There was a stoppage on his pension from 1st January 1854 to 30 September 1858 which amounted to £60. The passage money of £43/7/- was deducted leaving a balance paid to McGall of £16/13/-.