NAME Peter McGLADE Name variations: Maclaid. McGleade. Mcgleade.
Birth Date and Place c. 1808 Killiavey [sic], Killeavy, County Armagh, Ireland [WO97-649-24].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and Place 20 Mar 1838 St Mary the Virgin Church, Chatham, Kent (as Mcgleade) [E&WBDM Medway Vol. 5, Page. 318].
Spouse Elizabeth BROWN.
Children Emily Maclaid b.1843 (d.1843) Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#320].
John Maclaid b.1844 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#490].
*Jane Maclaid b.1848 (d.1848) Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1102].
*Elizabeth Maclaid b.1848 (d.1848) Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1102].
*not known if twins or error in registration index records.
All the children’s births were recorded as Maclaid.
Occupations Labourer [WO-97].
Police Constable, Fremantle 1851-1853 [PASH Index].
Night Warder, Hospital Assistant, Convict Establishment 1853 [BARK p.137].
Town Police, Fremantle 1861[Perth Gazette 17 Dec 1861].
Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place 08 Sep 1860 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1548].
Burial Date and Place 09 Sep 1860 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia [Fremantle Local Studies DB].
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices
Will and Probate None.
Regiment 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.
Soldier No. and Rank #541 Private [WO-97-649-24].
Attestation Date and Place 17 Feb 1826 Liverpool, England.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 4¾ ins.  Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark.
Service/Campaigns Ionian Islands 2 years.
Australian Colonies 7 years.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Two Good Conduct Badges 2d. per diem pay.  Awarded prior to arriving in Australia.
Casualty/Medical Long suffered from chronic Rheumatism.  Rupture on left side and worn out. Unfit for service in India.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and Date Layton. Embarked 22 Jun 1839, London [WO12-6201-205].
Arr. 07 Dec 1839 from Portsmouth, England dep. 13 Jul 1839 [DPS].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western Australia Perth HQ 25 Jun to 31 Dec 1840 inc. 6 days Regimental Duty (June), 4 days Government Employ (Oct), On Command (Dec).
Government Employ Jan 1841, Garrison Duty Feb 1841, Perth HQ Mar 1841.
Perth HQ 1 Apr to 30 Nov 1841, inc. Garrison Duty (Oct).
York 1 Dec 1841 to 31 Aug 1843.
Perth HQ 1 Sep 1843 to 31 Jan 1845, inc. Garrison Duty (Oct 1843, Jan, Feb, Dec 1844). On Command Jan 1845.
Perth HQ 1 Feb 1845 to 30 Nov 1845 inc. Garrison Duty (Aug), Government Employ (9 days Oct).
On Command 1 Dec 1845 to 31 May 1846.
Perth HQ 1 Jun 1846 to 11 Mar 1847, inc. Garrison Duty (Oct 1846).
Hospitalised 4 days Nov 1844; 6 days Sep 1845; 17 days Aug 1846).
[All sourcing from WO12-6202 TO 6208].
Courts Martial in Western Australia None.
Discharge Date and Place 11 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO97-649-24].
24 Aug 1847 Examination of Invalid Soldiers [WO23-149].
Age at Discharge 39 years.
Length of Service 21 years 54 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-649-24
Pension District Western Australia.
Pension Amount 1s. 0d. per diem.