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McPHERSON – Alexander 93rd 78th and 71st Regiment

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93rd Regiment Sutherland Highlanders
78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry Colours
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameMcPHERSON – Alexander
Regiment (s)93rd 78th and 71st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1948 – 93rd Regiment
3791 – 71st Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd March 1841 / 16 years 6 months  / Aberdeen Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Dark Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 11 months
Crimea – 1 year 6 months
Malta – 1 month
Length of Service14 years 75 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 2nd December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsEntitled to Crimean and Crimean Turkish medals
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 1st Edinburgh
1857 1st East London
1857 Woolwich
1862-1864 Western Australia
1864- South Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Inverness 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
BROSNAHAN Joanna Jessie
c1830 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1859 Greenwich Kent England
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 ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 12th October 1864 page 2 Sea Ripple passenger list
Departure from Western
9th October 1864 to South Australia per Sea Ripple
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 1948 private 78th Regt. location Aden
Discharge: Due to rheumatic pains
1861 Census Alexander and Joanna were living at 75 Sand Street, Greenwich; Alexander, a Chelsea pensioner, was working as a dock labourer Joanna was age 31 born Ireland.