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40th Somersetshire Regiment

Gwalior Star 1843 [Maharajpoor]
NamePEACOCK – Gough / George
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1119
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th January 1839 / 20 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Light brown / grapeshot wound in right shoulder
Overseas Service/DurationScinde Afghanistan – 3 years 4 months
India – 1 year 3 months
Australian Co;lonies – 6 years 1 month
Length of Service19 years 354 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th May 1859 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCandahar Ghuznee Cabool Medal 1842
Bronze Star for Maharajpore 29th December 1843
Intended Residence at
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1859 Limerick (transferred to Tilbury Fort)
1861-1867 Western Australia 
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1819 St John’s Limerick Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McCARTHY Mary Anne
B 1831 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage28th January 1860 Limerick Limerick Ireland (George Goff Peacock married Mary Anne McCarthy)
Children by 1st WifeJohanna  B Fremantle 18th May 1861 Western Australia
D 19th May 1861Western Australia
bur 19th May 1861 St Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas James B 1st July 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
D 20th December 1862 Western Australia
William Gough B 22nd March 1864 Perth Western Australia
D 1869 Western Australia
bur 29th September 1869 St Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Elizabeth B 2nd October 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 1866 Western Australia (Father Coff)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McCARTHY Timothy
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Eliza (tentative)
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeTEAPLER James – 37th Regiment arrived “HOUGOUMONT” 1868
B c1825 Tullamore Kings Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1868 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Thursday 9th May 1889 – page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th November 1867 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1889 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Wounded in right shoulder by grapeshot at the battle of Maharajpore 29 December 1843 – ball not extracted until 9 April 1859 at hospital Fort Pitt. Resulted in impaired use of right shoulder.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Peacock, George (sic) Private, 40th Foot, location India, Quettah, Bombay WO12/5352
1851 Peacock, Gough, 1119, Private 40th foot, location Cork, Ireland WO12/5361