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McKENZIE – Roderick 45th and 41st Regiment

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45th Regiment Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters
41st Regiment
NameMcKENZIE – Roderick
Regiment (s)45th and 41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 991 – 45th Regiment
1001 – 41st Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th December 1825 / 20 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¾ in
Fair / Grey / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies including Kurrachee Scinde and Afghanistan – 17  years 4 months
Length of Service17 years 334 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th February 1844 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCandahar, Ghuznee and Cabul Medals 1841-2
Intended Residence at
Aberdeen Scotland
Pension Districts1844 Aberdeen Scotland
1850-1852 Western Australia
1853 Glasgow 1st
1853-1881 Aberdeen
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Elgin Moray 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
Aberdeen, Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageJune 1846 Old Machar Aberdeen Scotland
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
Left with wife post 6th August 1852 for the United Kingdom: 1853 pension paid in Glasgow
Date/Place of Death/BurialDied 1881-1891 possibly Aberdeen
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Between 1871-1881 Aberdeen Scotland
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Roderick McKenzie 1001 Private 41st Foot location Kurrachee
Discharge due to chest pains, chronic rheumatism shortness of breath making him unfit for further service, wounded by matchlock on the left thigh on March 28th 1842.(did not disable him)
9th February 1852 Captain Bruce applied to the Colonial Secretary for leave for Roderick McKenzie to return to the UK after making provision for his wife’s passage money to be repaid from his pension. Bruce considered him a drunken worthless man who would become a burden on his parish.
27th February 1852 Captain Bruce again wrote to the Colonial Secretary regarding the offer of Messrs Dyett & Company to repay the cost of the passage of Roderick McKenzie and his wife as they wished to employ Mrs McKenzie as a nurse on the Prince Patrick back to England – Bruce recommended the offer.
6th August 1852 application approved to return to United Kingdom with wife
1861 Census Roderick McKenzie and his wife Agnes are living Steps of Gilcomston Old Machar Aberdeen
1871 Census Roderick and Agnes are living at 46 Shiprow St. Nicholas Aberdeen
1881 Nicholas is a widower boarding in the home of Peter and Agnes McKinnon at 107 St. Nicholas Aberdeen.
In all the census entries Roderick is a pensioner and born Elgin Moray and Agnes was born Aberdeen, her year of birth varies between the different censuses