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102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers)
NameMcGREGOR – George
Regiment (s)1st Madras Fusiliers 102nd Regiment and European Veterans Corps
Regiment No (s) 2569 / 2962
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th March 1846 / 18 years / Edinburgh Renfrewshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6.1/6 in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBurmah – 5 years 6 months
Bengal – 2 years 6 months
Madras – 13 years 303 days
Length of Service22 years 221 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd October 1866 / Visakhapatnam India
Campaign Medals2 war medals 3 clasps, possibly for 2nd Anglo-Burmese War Pegu (Burma) 1852 and the siege and relief of Lucknow 1857
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts2nd Glasgow
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/- per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Cathcart Glasgow Renfrewshire 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
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSundry articles charged with drunkenness
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th September 1880 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
 Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationHe served for 15 years 62 days in the 1st Madras Fusiliers.
British Army, Worldwide Index:
1861 George McGregor 2569 Private 102th Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) location Bangalore East Indies (1862)
Discharge: Completed 21 years’ service.

(It) became the 1st Madras (European) Fusiliers in 1843.[1] After returning to India in early 1852 it was deployed to the Province of Pegu in April 1852 during the Second Anglo-Burmese War.[2]
The regiment fought at the siege and relief of Lucknow in November 1857 during the Indian Rebellion.[2] Three members of the regiment were awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions during the siege.[3][4] After the Crown took control of the Presidency armies in the aftermath of the Rebellion, the regiment became the 1st Madras Fusiliers in July 1858 and then the 1st Royal Madras Fusiliers in May 1861.[1] It was then renumbered as the 102nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Madras Fusiliers) on transfer to the British Army in September 1862