23 Jan 1774 - 25 Jun 1860
Date added: 7 Feb 2017
Corporal William Pettigrew was born on 23 January 1774 in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Joseph Pettigrew and Margaret Forsyth. He had one sister and one brother.
Prior to his enlistment in the army he was a shoemaker, but became a career soldier serving in the military a total of 26.6 years.
On 22nd December 1824, aged 50 years he was admitted to the Royal Chelsea Pensioners Hospital with a rupture.
He is described as being 5ft 6.1/2” tall with brown hair, grey eyes and a fresh complexion.
He died 25 June 1860, aged 86 years.