Born in Armagh, Ireland.
Educated at the Royal Hibernian School, Dublin, his father, also Peter, having served in the 88th Foot.
Peter Wynne, senior, was born in the parish of St. John's, Sligo, and had enlisted into the 88th on the 19th of May 1811, "for life". Aged 21, he was a labourer by trade, 5' 4" in height, with a fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair.
He was discharged on the 24th of February 1819:
"He being undersized and the Reduction of the Establishment of the Regiment. Also from the marks of several wounds (eight in fact) of the left shoulder received at Orthes."
Aged 27 years on discharge. Served 7 years and 9 months. A "Patrick" Wynne is shown in 88th Regiment's medal roll as having been awarded the M. G. S. medal with the clasps for V. P. N. N. O. T and the Regimental Medal, 3rd Class.
Enlisted at Dublin on the 12th of April 1851.
Height: 4' 9".
Appearance: Fresh complexion. Grey eyes. Brown hair.
Attained the age of 15 years and on to "Man's Pay" from the 11th of December 1849.
Attached to the 15th Hussars 1st of June - 1st of October 1859.
Discharged, "invalided", from Kilmainham on the 29th of December 1859:
"Discharged from the service by reason of impaired mental functions from a fracture of the skull - the result of a fall down-stairs when drunk, at Island Bridge Barrack. Not on duty at the time."
Served 10 years 8 months - of which 3 years 8 months were under age.
In Turkey and the Crimea: 2 years.
Conduct and character: "good".
In possession of two Good Conduct badges.
Aged 24 years on discharge.
To live in Dublin.
Granted a pension of 6d. per day for a period of two years, but was awarded a further extension of his pension from the 21st of January 1862, "in consideration of his service and good conduct in the Crimea."
Documents confirm the award of the Crimean medal and clasps.
Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, and Sebastopol, and the Turkish medal.
A "Fresh medal" was granted on the 14th of August 1856.