|PERSONAL DETAILS||William CLARKE (Clark)|
|Birth date and place||c. 1833 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.|
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|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: ruddy. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark.|
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|Regiment(s)||Royal Artillery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Battery.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#4763 Gunner & Driver.|
|Attestation date and place||6 Mar 1854 Kilmarnock, Ayr.|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea 1 year 2 months.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||About September 1855 while in the Crimea, he fell from his horse and fractured the right wrist, the motion of the joint is so much impaired as to render him unfit for the service. Disability caused by his military service. [Note on his file indicates it was his LEFT wrist, not right. On page 4 of his discharge papers, the following note also appears]: ‘the accident by which this man fractured his wrist in Sept 1855 occured while he was on duty carrying stores from Balaclava to the Camp Sebastopol’.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None. Three times in Regimental Defaulters Book – punished occasionally.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||17 Nov 1857 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||3 years 257 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1313/263.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Ayr (1857). Paisley (1862). 2nd Glasgow (1863).
Western Australia 9 Jan 1868 to 31 Mar 1869.
South Australia 1 Apr 1869 to 31 Dec 1870.
Victoria 1 Jan 1871 to 1879.
[WO22/250, 274, 300].
|Pension Amount||6d. per diem. conditional for 1 year (1857); permanent (1866); increased to 15d. from 21 Mar 1901.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in WA.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 21 Aug 1868.|
|Departure from WA||King Oscar dep. 19 Aug 1868 to Melbourne via Adelaide.|