PERSONAL DETAILSThomas William BLAGBURN
Birth date and place18 Apr 1829 Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesSee Musters below (1851, 1861).
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-WALabourer.
Assistant Warden, Chatham Prison.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 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 of Mr BENTLEY).
Children1st marriage: William 1862, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England (tentative).
Death date and placeQ2 1909 Newcastle-upon-Tyne District, Northumberland.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
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 place18 Apr 1846 London.
Service/CampaignsNorth America 6 years 1 month.
East (Crimea) 1 year 1 month.
India 3 years.
Musters1851 Kingston, Canada [WO12-10142].
1861 Subathoo East Indies and Winchester [WO12-10151].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 26 Aug 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 7 May 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Sevastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny clasp Lucknow.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place4 Sep 1861 Subathoo, India.
Length of Service14 years 140 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1889/122.
Post Discharge Residence8 Gloucester Street, Queen’s Square, Bloomsbury, London.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNot applicable.
Pension AmountDeferred Pension [WO131-0042].
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipClara. 
Departure and Arrival30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationAssistant Warder, Fremantle Prison  [Barker p.17-18].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 7 Feb 1866.
Perth Gazette 9 Feb 1866.
Departure from WAc. 1879 returned to UK, ship unknown.