Armstrong, Alexander

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Birth date and place20 Mar 1829 Bower, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesKirk, Bower, Caithness, Scotland (1841).
Brown Street, Wick, Pulteneytown, Caithness, Scotland (1851) wife & family only. See Muster (below).
Alma Terrace, Portland, Weymouth, Dorset, England (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Assistant Warder, Portland Prison.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: black. Hair: black.
Marriage date and place13 Apr 1847, Wick, Caithness.
SpouseChristina GROAT.
ChildrenWilliam Alexander b. 1848, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
Anne Armstrong b. 1851, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
Elizabeth b. 1853, Dundee (tentative).
Alexander b. 1856, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.
Isabella b. 1857, Portland, Dorset, England.
James b. 1860, Portland, Dorset, England.
Christina b. 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary b. 1864, Albany, Western Australia.
Sarah b. 1870, Albany, Western Australia.
Death date and place21 Oct 1901 Albany, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeOct 1901 Albany Cemetery.
Will and ProbateWill: 1 Jan 1900; Codicil 30 May 1900. Probate: 29 Nov 1901 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3403-1901-137].
Death Notices and ObituariesAlbany Advertiser 24 & 25 Oct 1901.
Western Mail 26 Oct 1901.
Regiment(s)42nd The Royal Highland Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2711 Private.
Attestation date and place21 Dec 1849 Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.
Service/CampaignsBermuda 198 Days.
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 76 days.
Musters1851 Bermuda [WO12-5525].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 9 Feb 1853.
Corporal to Sergeant 2 Nov 1854.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalSuffered from fever and dysentery in the Crimea very severely. Now has palpitations of heart on much exertion and he has varicose veins of both legs which prevent him from tying his gaiters. Supposed them to have been caused from having his gaiters continually tied on the march in Crimea. Not aggravated by vice of intemperance. Unfit for service.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place2 Dec 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service6 years 348 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/2210/3.
Post Discharge ResidenceWeymouth, Dorset.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictSalisbury.
Pension AmountTemporary – 8d. per diem for 2½ years.
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland; 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationPrison Warder, Convict Establishment. £56 per annum [Barker pp.7-8].
Launch Proprietor, operating four launches and five lighters.
Land Grant/PurchaseTown Lots 80 and 81, Albany (purchased).
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesAlbany Mail 14 Feb 1883 (trial of steam launch).
Albany Mail 14 Mar 1883 (advertisement for launch Loch Lommond (sic)).