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McKENZIE aka MUNRO – Donald 72nd 52nd 79th Regiment and Rifle Brigade

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Indian Mutiny Medal Central India Clasp
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NameMcKENZIE aka MUNRO – Donald
Regiment (s)72nd 52nd 79th Regiment and Rifle Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 2818 / – / – / 2728
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th February 1853 / 17 years 4 months / 4th December 1853
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 5 months
Crimea – 1 year  1 month
India – 13 years 6 months
Length of Service18 years 211 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1872 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Indian Mutiny with Central India clasp
Intended Residence at
Auldern (Auldearn) Nairn Scotland
Pension Districts1872 Inverness
1873 Greenwich
1874-1887 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Increased to 1/0½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birth1836 Petty Inverness Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
McKENZIE Farquhar
Date/Place of Birth
McKENZIE Margaret
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FLETCHER Sarah B Scotland
9th August 1848 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage29th May 1871 Auldern Nairn Scotland
Children by 1st WifeEllen B Not yet known
D c1884 Fremantle Western Australia
FarquharB c1872 Scotland
D 2nd September 1937 Perth Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M McKENZIE Kenneth 2nd November 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
D 15th August 1959 North Perth Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William B 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
D 16th May 1956 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
FLETCHER William (occupation farmer)
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
TOLMEI Margaret
Land Grants Western
Turkey Point Bunbury Lot P403 – 10 acres
31st January 1884 Title Application
16th June 1884 Deed of Grant issued
Cockburn South Lot P15
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 6th April 1887
The Western Mail Thursday 25th August 1938 page 2 Death of Farquhar late AIF
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd June 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia Headstone removed to Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Trail
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd March 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia Headstone removed to Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Trail
Will or ProbateCons 3403 1887/849 Donald McKenzie
Cons 3403 1906/166 Sarah McKenzie
Further InformationAll his military records are for Munro (aka McKenzie occasionally) but his marriage and everything later are for McKenzie (Mackenzie)
British Army Worldwide Index
1861 Donald Munro 2818 Private 72nd foot location Mhow East Indies
The Indian Mutiny medal was awarded to Donald Munro 2818 of the 72nd regiment
Discharge due to constant pain in right eye due to being hit by a cricket ball in 1867 and sight in other eye much impaired.
11th November 1880 appointed to the Enrolled Guard, at the time he was living at the Fremantle barracks with his wife and 2 children. 1st March to 30th June he was employed at the Fremantle magazine. He served in the Guard until it was disbanded in 1887
12th June 1887 Donald McKenzie Military Pensioner of Koojee Cockburn WA made his will whereby he bequeathed to his wife Sarah McKenzie all his personal property, household furniture etc together with his cottage and land at Koojee Cockburn location WA. Also his horse and cart and everything attached thereto I bequeath to my wife for her sole use and benefit . He also made her sole executrix. His will was witnessed by Henry Dyson Naylor and John Calvert, pensioners
Sarah died 3rd March 1906 at Fremantle hospital from tumours of the abdomen and debility without leaving a will. Her eldest son Farquhar McKenzie (33 years) a farmer of Coogee applied for Letters of Administration on behalf of his sister Margaret McKenzie (29 years) wife of Kenneth McKenzie a baker of Beaconsfield and William (24 years) a farmer of Coogee.
The estate comprised a 4 roomed brick and stone house with a frontage to Hampton Road of 39 ½ feet and a depth of 66 feet on South Street with a value of £400.
Her death certificate said she was age 57 born Scotland, her father was William Fletcher, a farmer. She had married Donald McKenzie at Auldearn age 21 years. She had 3 living children, Farquhar, Margaret and William and one dead female child.