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)
Occupations pre-WA Carder.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¹/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
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.
ARMED FORCES
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).
#1351 Private.
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
Ship Naval Brigade.
Departure and Arrival 31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles See Inquest and Trial in newspapers above.
Departure from WA Not applicable.