PALMER – George 99th Regiment

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Name PALMER – George
Regiment (s) 99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2018
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd December 1842 / 18 years / Dundee Forfar Scotland
Flax Dresser
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Black / Not yet known
Overseas Service/Duration Australian Colonies – 12 years 2 months
Length of Service 14 years 77 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 25th October 1856 / Cork Ireland
Campaign Medals None
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts September 1857 2nd Glasgow
Dundee
November 1857 Liverpool
Manchester
1859 Western Australia
1862 Melbourne
1862 Tasmania
1862 New Zealand
1875 24 February 1875 WO correspondence to Staff Officer Cork
Pension Paid 8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth December 1824  Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
PALMER George
1796 Forfarshire (Angus) Scotland
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HOLLIGAN Margaret (widow from unknown previous marriage)
1826 (deduced) unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage 6th December 1852 St George’s Church (C of E) Hobart
Children by 1st Wife None known
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
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles Not yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not clear when left but likely in late 1861 or early 1862
Date/Place of Death/Burial 13th January 1877 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or Probate None known
Further Information Wife Margaret received half of George’s pension payments in Melbourne in 1861. Not clear whether she re-joined George after this time.