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McMULLEN – David Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade

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Royal Artillery Badge
Land Grant
NameMcMULLEN – David
Regiment (s)7th Brigade Royal Artillery 8th Company and Royal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 804
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th April 1838 / 18 years / Lisburn Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Swarthy / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNewfoundland – 6 years 1 month
Length of Service23 years 62 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 12th June 1861 / Inch Fort Lough Swilly Donegal Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1861 Londonderry
1865-1891 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
1878 increased to 1/7½d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1822 Belfast Antrim 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 Marriage28th July 1852 St Mary Devonport Devon England
Children by 1st WifeCharles B 1853 unknown location
M DOWNS Emma May 24th October 1878 Adelaide South Australia
D 11th April 1887 North Adelaide South Australia
Buried North Road Cemetery Adelaide SA
William John B 7th May 1857 Dundee Fort Donegal Ireland
M BACK Lydia 1878 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd January 1885 Perth Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia Grave no 591 Headstone
Mary Ann B 1858 Ireland
M STOKES James Henry 18th April 1877 Geraldton Western Australia
D 12th June 1940 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Itakarra Cemetery Western Australia
David B 2nd August 1860 Ireland
M ARMITAGE Clara Kate 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 9th April 1931 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeCOOPER George Boon
Date/Place of Marriage1894 Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
Assigned Perth Lot Y125 of 3 roods corner John and Fitzgerald streets West Perth WA
Title Application 6th April 1881
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Friday 8th May 1891 Inquest Adjourned Davis McMullen
The West Australian Wednesday 28th April 1912 According to me this was a Sunday so goodness only know what it is
The West Australian Monday 15th January 1912 page 8 Obituary Jane Cooper formerly McMullen
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th May 1891 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia Grave no 680 Headstone
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th January 1912 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill left and copy available at SROWA (3403 1891/1038)
Further InformationReceived a gratuity of £5 on discharge
1851 Census HO 107/1588/448/25 David McMullen is located at the Royal Artillery Barracks Woolwich Kent he is age 31, single, a gunner with the Royal Artillery and was born in Belfast Antrim.
During the Voyage of the Vimeira the Surgeon Superintendent reported that on November 15th 1865 while Corporal Quin was cleaning a revolver one chamber exploded with the bullet passing through both legs of warder Meagher’s Trowsers (sic) penetrating Guard McMullen’s jacket. It was diverted by the catch underplate then entered about 1 inch above the …and finally lodged close to that part of the liver where the great bowel enters. Cut down and extracted the ball.
9th October 1874 David McMullen, RA, Coast Brigade, requests payment of £15 as his cottage on Perth Lot 125 has reached the required stage.
8th October 1882 David McMullen wrote his will leaving all his estate and effects both real and personal to his wife Jane. In the event of her remarrying the will became void. He did not leave instructions as to what was to happen in that case and in fact she did remarry