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- Barr, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William BARR|
|Birth date and place||10 Mar 1828 Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Buccleugh Street, Greenock, Refrewshire (1841). (tentative)|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9¹/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||14 Sep 1882 Waldron’s Lodging House, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
Inquest 15 Sep 1882. Before J G Slade, Resident Magistrate and Coroner.
Verdict: Overdose of laudenum illegally administered. Mr [Frederick] Scanlon guilty of manslaughter.
Cause of Death: Overdose of laudenum [opium].
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Inquest||Herald 16 Sep 1882 – Inquest.|
Daily News 16 Sep 1882 – Inquest.
West Australian 18 Sep 1882 – Inquest.
Inquirer & Commercial News 11 Oct 1882 – Trial of Frederick Scanlon, found not guilty of manslaughter.
|Regiment(s)||71st (Highland Light Infantry) Regiment. 3 Nov 1864 transferred to|
42nd (The Royal Highland) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2310 Private (under-age).|
|Attestation date and place||10 Feb 1845 Glasgow, Lanark.|
|Service/Campaigns||West Indies 1 year.|
Corfu 1 year 10 months.
Crimea 1 year 4 months.
Malta 1 year 7 months.
East Indies 8 years 8 months.
|Musters||1851 Dublin, Ireland [WO12/7890].|
1861 Sealcote, East Indies [WO12-7902].
|Promotions & Reductions||Private to Corporal 4 May 1848.|
Corporal to Private 1 Jul 1848.
Private to Corporal 27 Oct 1860.
Corporal to Sergeant 2 Jul 1862.
Sergeant to Private 6 Jun 1863.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Central India.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||No wounds. General Debility.|
Long continuous and foreign service. Present state of health good and seems capable of contributing towards earning his livelihood as other men of this age usualy are. Peshewar 19 Oct 1866 and Netley 13 May 1867.
|Regimental Courts Martial||1. Absent without Leave. 18-20 Jun 1848. In confinement 21-30 Jun 1848. Reduced Rank.|
2. In confinement 2 Mar – 25 Apr 1852.
3. In arrest 4 – 5 Jun 1863. Reduced Rank.
28 times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||4 Jun 1867 Netley.|
|Length of Service||21 years 18 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1519/14.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Glasgow.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||1st Glasgow (1867). Paisley (Dec 1867) 1st Glasgow (1869). Paisley (1872). Greenwich (1873).|
Perth, WA (1874). Fremantle, WA (30 Jun 1874).
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||See Inquest and Trial in newspapers above.|