Birth date and place c. 1825 Jarrow, Gateshead, Durham, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Pitman.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: pale. Eyes: grey. Hair: light.
Marriage date and place 9 Jul 1859 All Saints Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.
Spouse Mary Ann ATKINSON (widow of ? Gardener).
Death date and place 6 Mar 1874, Adelaide, South Australia.
Burial date and place 7 Mar 1874 West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 50th (The Queen’s Own) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2128 Private.
Attestation date and place 4 May 1843 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland.
Service/Campaigns East Indies 4 years 168 days.
Musters 1851 Ashton Under Lyne [WO12-6143].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasp Ferozeshuhur.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Disabled by wound of right side of forehead from musket ball at Inkermann. Suffers greatly from headaches and giddiness especially when exposed to the rays of the sun. Was also wounded on back of head at battle of Ferozeshuhur in India. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial 7 Jan 1848 at Calcutta. Drunk on Parade and escaping from confinement.
Sentenced 28 days imprisonment. Imprisoned before and after trial 6 Jan 1848 to 26 Jan 1848.
District Courts Martial 11 Feb 1850 at Dover. Breaking out of Barracks after Tattoo at Hythe and brought back next day drunk.
Sentenced 84 days hard labour. Imprisoned 5 Feb 1850 to 5 May 1850.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 28 Aug 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 12 years 5 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1544/6.
Post Discharge Residence Newcastle on Tyne [sic].
Post Discharge Pension District Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1855).
Western Australia (1864). South Australia (1865 to Mar 1874).
Pension Amount 1/-. per diem.
Patriotic Fund. 
Ship Clara.
Departure and Arrival 30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 3 Mar 1865.
Departure from WA Ann Sanderson dep. 2 Mar 1865 Fremantle; arr. 27 Mar 1865 Adelaide.