|Birth date and place||c. 1792 Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Caroline Row, Chatham, Kent, England (1841).
30 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (1851).
Allan Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||Unmarried.|
|Death date and place||Nov 1881 Southwick, Sunderland, Durham (tentative).|
|Burial date and place||5 Nov 1881 Southwick, Sunderland, Durham (tentative).|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||# ? Private.|
|Attestation date and place||19 Oct 1815, Edinburgh, Midlothian.|
|Service/Campaigns||Flanders Nov 1817 to Oct 1818.
Quebec Apr 1823 to Nov 1831.
Cape of Good Hope May 1834 to Oct 1837.
Australia Oct 1837 to Oct 1838.
Remainder at Home.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges|
|Casualty/Medical||Impaired sight (from service in Quebec).
Chronic Rheumatism (from service in Australia).
Weakness of left ankle (from service in Australia).
Worn out and permanently unfit for military service but able to contribute something towards his livelihood.
Not attributable to neglect, design, vice or intemperance.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty.
|Courts Martial||Imprisoned by sentence of Court Martial for 135 days (no details of offence).|
|Discharge date and place||8 Jan 1839 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||22 years 330 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1151-50.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Pension||1/0½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Cape Town Oct 1837.|
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Member of Lieutenant Grey’s exploration party to Hanover Bay 1837.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Western Australia Oct 1838 for Mauritius and on to England.|