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PERSONAL DETAILSEdward BARRETT (Barratt)
Birth date and placec.1819, Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, England.
Baptism date and placeSt John the Evangelist, Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire.
Civil Census ResidencesThe Village, Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire (1841).
Infantry Barracks, St James’ Palace, Ambassador Court, St Martin’s in the Field, Middlesex (1851)
Darford’s Yard, West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place6 Feb 1860 Pilton, Northamptonshire.
SpouseSusannah NOBLE.
ChildrenWilliam NOBLE (stepson) 1856, Pilton, Northamptonshire.
Albert 1861, Pilton, Northamptonshire.
Mary Ann 1861, Pilton, Northamptonshire.
Edward 1867 Reynellla, South Australia.
Francis John 1870, Reynella, South Australia.
Walter 1873 (d. 1874), Reynella, South Australia.
Walter Sydney 1875, Reynella, South Australia.
Death date and place11 Dec 1874, Reynella, South Australia.
Burial date and place 13 Dec 1874, O’Halloran Hill Christ Church Cemetery, South Australia.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)3rd Battalion, First or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank#4589 Private.
Attestation date and place16 Oct 1843 Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 11 months.
Musters1851 London & Chichester [WO12-1636].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalWound of the neck and scapula from a musket ball sustained at the Battle of Inkerman on 5th November 1854, and that since then he has not been able to perform all his duties in consequence of pressure upon the seat of the wound causing pain and therefore unable to carry his knapsack. Unfit for further service.  (In another part of his papers, there is the detail that he was wounded in the neck and right shoulder).
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place28 Oct 1856 London.
Length of Service13 years 13 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1365-78.
Post Discharge ResidenceLittle Gidding, Huntingdon.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNorthampton (1856).
Western Australia (1864). South Australia (1865-1874).
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLord Dalhousie.
Departure and Arrival23 Sep 1863 Portland; 28 Dec 1863 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 3 Aug 1864.
Perth Gazette 28 Oct 1864.
Departure from WAEuropa dep. 24 Oct 1864 Fremantle with wife and three children; Europa arr. 5 Nov 1864 Adelaide, South Australia.