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- Armstrong, Alexander
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Alexander ARMSTRONG|
|Birth date and place||20 Mar 1829 Bower, Wick, Caithness, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Kirk, Bower, Caithness, Scotland (1841).|
Brown Street, Wick, Pulteneytown, Caithness, Scotland (1851) wife & family only. See Muster (below).
Alma Terrace, Portland, Weymouth, Dorset, England (1861).
Assistant Warder, Portland Prison.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: black. Hair: black.|
|Marriage date and place||13 Apr 1847, Wick, Caithness.|
|Children||William 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 place||21 Oct 1901 Albany, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||Oct 1901 Albany Cemetery.|
|Will and Probate||Will: 1 Jan 1900; Codicil 30 May 1900. Probate: 29 Nov 1901 Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Albany 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 place||21 Dec 1849 Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.|
|Service/Campaigns||Bermuda 198 Days.|
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 76 days.
|Musters||1851 Bermuda [WO12-5525].|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 9 Feb 1853.|
Corporal to Sergeant 2 Nov 1854.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Suffered 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 Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||2 Dec 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||6 years 348 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/2210/3.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Weymouth, Dorset.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Salisbury.|
|Pension Amount||Temporary – 8d. per diem for 2½ years.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||5 Oct 1861 Portland; 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Prison Warder, Convict Establishment. £56 per annum [Barker pp.7-8].|
Launch Proprietor, operating four launches and five lighters.
|Land Grant/Purchase||Town Lots 80 and 81, Albany (purchased).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Albany Mail 14 Feb 1883 (trial of steam launch).|
Albany Mail 14 Mar 1883 (advertisement for launch Loch Lommond (sic)).