McMULLEN / McMULLIN – Thomas Royal Artillery 4th Battalion

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Claremont Pensioner Guard Village October 2010 and July 2011 EPG Gazette

MCMULLEN Thomas Royal Artillery 4th Battalion came on Scindian. Note uniform is late nineteenth century so may not be Thomas.

Royal Artillery Badge

Thomas McMullen Grave 1891 at East Perth Cemetery

Land Grant

Land Grant 2

NameMcMULLEN / McMULLIN – Thomas
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 4th Battalion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st July 1826 / 18 years / Armagh Ireland
Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9½ in
Brown / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 6 years 11 months
Canada – 6 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 263 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 11th April 1848 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 Woolwich
1850-1891 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1808 /Portsmouth Hampshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CHESTER Ann
c1816 unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage31st August 1835 St Mary Magdalene Woolwich Kent England
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B c1838 Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
M 1st GOLDING William 7th March 1860 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd LIDDELOW John Augustus 1877 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd November 1908 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John B 1840 Quebec Canada (Army Chaplain’s return)
M EFFORD Margaret Patience 1867
D 31st July 1869 Freshwater Bay WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
18th September 1850 Assigned Locations P229 and P252 at Freshwater Bay totalling 10 acres
18th August 1859 Lt Col Bruce requests he be granted Fee Simple as he had filled his obligations-7 years occupation and 7 years’ service in Enrolled Force
18th May 1859 Thomas McMullen application to purchase P 228
17th August 1859 Thomas McMullen application to purchase P 230
Occupation after
Arrival
Small Farmer
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 4th October 1867 page 2 Stabbing of John McMullen by Josiah Penny
The Daily News 19th September 1889 page 3 Land for rent
Western Mail (Perth WA) Saturday 6th December 1890 page 13 Dispute over Freshwater bay location P230
The West Australian 30th April 1891 – page 3
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th April 1891 Perth Western Australia
30th April 1891 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
21st July 1889 Perth Western Australia
21st July Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1891/1055
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas McMullin (sic) Gunner and Driver 4th Bn RA 1st Co location Quebec Canada
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism – “In the winter of 1838 on the march from St. John New Brunswick to Quebec during the rebellion he caught a severe cold which brought on pains in his shoulders and loins.”
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private Thomas McMullen, groom and labourer, 1/-, 21st January, married 2 children