WEDDERBURN – Peter 30th and 54th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles

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NameWEDDERBURN – Peter
Regiment (s)30th and 54th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 892 – Royal Canadian Rifles
535 – 30th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th February 1828 / 21 years / Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Coachman
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 7 years 3 months
North America – 9 years 6 months
Length of Service23 years 176 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th Sept ember 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1851 2nd Edinburgh
1852 Tilbury Fort
1853 -1855 Western Australia
1st  July 1855 Adelaide
1857 – 1867 Melbourne
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Linlithgow West Lothian Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
WEDDERBURN Peter
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
JOHNSON or WATSON Agnes
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Night Warder Convict Establishment
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Wednesday 2nd April 1856 page 3 Court dispute
South Australian register Monday 11th August 1856 page 3 unclaimed letter
Departure from Western
Australia
mid 1855 ship unknown
Date/Place of Death/BurialD December 1867 Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Peter Wedderburn 535 Private 30th Foot location Bermuda
1851 Peter Wedderburn 892 Royal Canadian Rifles regt location Niagara Canada
Discharge due to chronic bronchitis and general disability also weakness of left ankle
A Mrs and Mrs P Wedderburn departed Adelaide for Melbourne per the Nonpareil on 3rd November 1856. No marriage has been found and no spouse recorded on the entry for his death.