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99th Regiment Lanarkshire
NamePALMER – 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
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Black / Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationAustralian Colonies – 12 years 2 months
Length of Service14 years 77 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th October 1856 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension DistrictsSeptember 1857 2nd Glasgow
November 1857 Liverpool
1859 Western Australia
1862 Melbourne
1862 Tasmania
1862 New Zealand
1873 2nd Glasgow
1873 Cork
1875 24 February 1875 WO correspondence to Staff Officer Cork
Pension Paid8d 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 BirthDecember 1824  Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
1796 Forfarshire (Angus) Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HOLLIGAN Margaret (widow from unknown previous marriage)
1826 (deduced) unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage6th December 1852 St George’s Church (C of E) Hobart
Children by 1st WifeNone 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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not clear when left but likely in late 1861 or early 1862
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 13th January 1877 Cork Ireland (WO23 / 61 1865 – 1875)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the 1841 Census George age 15 a flax dresser is living at Albert Street Dundee with his father also George age 45 a tailor. (Ages rounded)
In 1842 the 99th regiment was sent to Australia as Guards on Convict ships, served in Sydney and Tasmania, detachment sent to WA
Served in New Zealand for the Hutt Valley Campaign and after the Battles of Ohaeawai Pa Raupekapeka returned to Australia.
Departed Hobart for England 1856 via WA
2 years in Ireland
1851 British Army Worldwide Index George Palmer 2018 Private 99th Regt. Location Van Diemen’s Land
Discharge due to an injury to the left hip.
Wife Margaret received half of George’s pension payments in Melbourne in 1861. Not clear whether she re-joined George after this time.