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McGRATH – John Peter 22nd Regiment

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22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
Scinde Medal
NameMcGRATH – John Peter
Regiment (s)22nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 831
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th September 1833 / 19 years / Birr Kings Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 12 years 133 days
Length of Service20 years 364 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th September 1854 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsScinde Campaign medal awarded for action at Meeanee and Hyderabad
Intended Residence at
1854 Birr
July 1857 – September 1858 Western Australia
October 1858 – 30th June 1861 note appears to be transferred to Mauritius
1871-1875 Cape Town
1876-1878 Cape Town
Pension Districts1854 Birr
July 1857 – September 1858 Western Australia
October 1858 – 1875 Melbourne (incomplete pension details)
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1814 Portumna Galway 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
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Pension paid in Western Australia to 30th September 1858: not clear when left Western Australia for Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/BurialPost 1875 last pension payment possibly  Cape Town
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 John Peter McGrath 831 Sergeant 22nd Foot Location at sea and Camp Poons India
1851 John Peter McGrath 831 Private 22nd Foot Location Dagshai India
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and general debility
Served in the campaign of the Scinde in 1842 and 1843 present at Meanee 17 February 1843 and Hydrabad 24 March 1843. At the taking of fort … on 1st December 1844 and also the fort … January 1845.