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83rd Regiment Dublin
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
NameMcGILL – Thomas
Regiment (s)83rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1636
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th August 1839 / 17 years 9 months / Londonderry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years
Length of Service21 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /7th September 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Central India clasp
Intended Residence at
Coleraine Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Chatham
1862 Newcastle
1862 Londonderry
1863 Sligo
1865 Tilbury
1865-1874 Western Australia
1874 Athlone
1874 Sligo (records show he was paid in Sligo to October 1883)
Pension Paid8d increased to 10d per diem 1861
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birth1822 Beldroshane Coleraine Derry 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
Name unknown
B Ireland
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 11 November 1871 page 3 Accident to Mrs McGill pensioner’s wife
Departure from Western
Mr and Mrs McGill left WA on the laughing Wave for Adelaide on 9 January 1874
1874 to London per “Lincolnshire” 4th March 1874
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas McGill deserted 14th March 1841, born Coleraine, a labourer, enlisted 25th August 1839 location Boyle
1851 1636 Location Karachi
1861 Not found
Discharge: At own request having served 21 years.
On the 11th November 1871 The Herald reported Mrs McGill, wife of a pensioner, was knocked down by a horse when she was attending the races at Newcastle, fortunately no long term damage was done.
NAA holds letter dated 3rd March 1874 from Victorian Pension payments requesting pension be transferred to Sligo Ireland 3rd May 1874.
No children accompanied them on the return to the UK.