PERSONAL DETAILSArthur ALLEN
Birth date and place16 Oct 1828 Woolwich, Kent.
Baptism date and place17 Nov 1828 St. Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
Civil Census ResidencesRoyal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
Aldershot, Farnham, Hampshire (1861).
Ogilby Street, Woolwich, Kent (1871).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeSingle as at April 1851.
SpouseElizabeth SEWELL b.1829/30, Canada. [Conole:EPG Gazette Oct 2016]
ChildrenWilliam Thomas b. 1854, Woolwich, Kent.
Louisa R. b. 1862, Aldershot, Hampshire.
Robert William b. 1866, Dublin, Ireland.
Death date and place3 Nov 1892 Perth Road, North Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateLetters of Administration: 9 Dec 1892. Probate: 12 Dec 1892, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons.3458-1892-316].
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily News 4 & 7 Nov 1892.
Inquirer & Commercial News
5 Nov 1892.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery
7th Battalion 8 Mar 1847. 6th Battalion 1 Feb 1848. 8th Brigade 1 May 1859.
9th Brigade 1 Oct 1867.
Regiment No. and Rank#2518 (6th Battalion Gunner & Driver).
#462 (8th Brigade Bombardier).
#23887 (9th Brigade Sergeant).
Attestation date and place8 Mar 1847 Galway, Ireland.
Service/CampaignsCorfu 2 years 11 months.
Crimea 1 year 1 month.
Musters1851 Woolwich [WO10-2054].
1861 Aldershot [W10-2583].
Promotions15 Jan 1851 Gunner Driver to Bombardier.
11 Jan 1854 Bombardier to Corporal.
30 Aug 1854 Corporal to Gunner (reduction).
20 Apr 1860 Gunner to Bombardier.
11 Oct 1862 Bombardier to Corporal.
6 Feb 1867 Corporal to Sergeant.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialOffences unknown.
30 April to 29 Aug 1854 – awaiting trial, tried and imprisoned.
22 Feb to 30 Sep 1867 – awaiting trial, tried and imprisoned (sentence remitted).
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place20 Apr 1869 Woolwich, Kent.
Length of Service21 years 283 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1306/110.
Post Discharge Residence1st Middlesex Artillery Volunteers, Leicester Square, SW.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd North London (1869, 1870). Woolwich (1870). 2nd North London (May 1872). Perth WA (1874).
Pension Amount1/7d. per diem. Increased to 1/9½ per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNaval Brigade.
Departure and Arrival31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Fremantle Naval Artillery.
Land Grant/Purchase24 Aug 1883, North Fremantle Lot P49 (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
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