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McLAURIN / McLANRIN – William 72nd Regiment and Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade

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72nd Regiment Colours
Royal Artillery Badge
NameMcLAURIN / McLANRIN – William
Regiment (s)72nd Regiment and Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade
Regiment No (s) ? / 1500
Date/Age/Place/Trade or Profession at Attestation10th December 1842 / 18 years / Berwick Northumberland England
Brush Maker
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 3 months
West Indies – 10 months
Malta – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 27 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 5th January 1864 / Jersey
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Newcastle-on-Tyne Northumberland England
Pension Districts1864 Newcastle
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia paid to 31 December 1878
1879 South Australia
1893 In patient Chelsea Hospital
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/5d per diem for service in the Enrolled Force
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 Birthc1824 Berwick Northumberland England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
c1781 Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Sussanah
c1786 Northumberland England
Not yet known
SiblingsAlex born 1829 Northumberland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c1832
Date/Place of Marriage25 June 1851/St Peter, Dublin Ireland
Father Michael
Children by 1st WifeSusannah B 1853 Newcastle-on-Tyne Northumberland England
M JENNER Archibald David 25 March 1882 at Trinity church Adelaide SA
D 13 September 1951 aged 98 Rose Park, Norwood SA
James B 31 July 1854 Dover Castle Kent England
Elizabeth B c1857 Malta
Possibly M John McMILLAN Fremantle 1892
D 1943 Perth Western Australia (M McMILLAN)
George B c1860 Malta
M COREY Annie Elizabeth Jenkin Hampton 2 April 1882 at the residence of J Roberts Kapunda
D 13 October 1924 age 64 Rosewater Parkside Norwood, South Australia
Helena/ Eleanor B 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1870 Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Advertiser 24th May 1886 – page 4 Death notice Mary
South Australian Register Monday 28th June 1886 – page
Departure from Western
1879 to South Australia
1887 In Pensioner Chelsea Hospital London England
1899 In Pensioner Chelsea Hospital London England
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st February 1903 Chelsea Hospital London England
Date/Place of Death/Burial Wife22nd May 1886 Surflen Street Adelaide South Australia
Bur Old Roman Catholic Cemetery West Terrace Adelaide South Australia (Headstone)
Will or ProbateNone Located
Letter of Administration – McLAURIN Mary published South Australian Register 28th June 1886
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 William McLaurin Royal Artillery 1st battalion 8th Co location Portobello road Dublin.
1861 Location England or Ireland RA
Discharge: After 21 years’ service
In the 1861 Census William McLaurin age 37, born Berwick upon Tweed, a gunner with the Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade is living at the Royal Barracks Jersey Channel Islands. His wife Mary is age 27 and was born Ireland as was their daughter Susannah age 8. Son James age 6 was born at Dover in Kent while Elizabeth age 4 and George age 1 were both born at Malta, both British subjects.
1891 Census RG 12/4179/21/36 Exeter Street, Gateshead
William McLaurin is a border at the home of Margaret A Beckwith
1901 Census RG 13/80/68/18 Royal Chelsea Hospital William is an in-patient