PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas BLAGBURN
Birth date and place 18 Apr 1829 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 1 Landour Cottage, Carrefour au Lievre, St Martin’s, Guernsey, Channel Islands (1881).
1 Landour Cottage, Carrefour au Lievre, St Martin’s, Guernsey, Channel Islands (1891).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Assistant Warden, Chatham Prison.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place (1) 11 Nov 1861 St Maurice Church, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
(2) 5 Jun 1868 Perth Roman Catholic, Western Australia.
Spouse (1) Louisa BUTTS. Died 3 Feb 1866 from strychnine poisoning, self administered).
(2) Mary Jane CLEARY (widow formerly BENTLEY).
Children 1st marriage: William 1862, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England (tentative).
Death date and place 1909 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Rifle Brigade (2nd Battalion). Captain Earl of Erroll’s Company (Crimean War).
Camel Corps (Indian Mutiny).
Regiment No. and Rank #2623 Private.
Attestation date and place 18 Apr 1846 London.
Service/Campaigns North America 6 years 1 month.
East (Crimea) 1 year 1 month.
India 3 years.
Musters Q2 1861 Subathoo East Indies and Winchester [WO12-10151].
Promotions Private to Corporal 26 Aug 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 7 May 1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Sevastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Lucknow.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 4 Sep 1861 (place not stated).
Length of Service 14 years 140 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1889-122.
Post Discharge Residence 8 Gloucester Street, Queen’s Square, Bloomsbury, London.
Post Discharge Pension District
Pension Amount Deferred Pension [WO131-0042].
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clara. 
Departure and Arrival 30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Assistant Warder, Fremantle Prison  [Barker p.17-18].
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 7 Feb 1866.
Perth Gazette 9 Feb 1866.
Departure from WA c. 1879 returned to UK, ship unknown.