PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam CLARKE (Clark)
Birth date and placec. 1833 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.
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Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: ruddy. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark.
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ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Battery.
Regiment No. and Rank#4763 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place6 Mar 1854 Kilmarnock, Ayr.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 1 year 2 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalAbout 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 MartialNone. Three times in Regimental Defaulters Book – punished occasionally.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place17 Nov 1857 Woolwich.
Length of Service3 years 257 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1313/263.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictAyr (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 Amount6d. per diem. conditional for 1 year (1857); permanent (1866);  increased to 15d. from 21 Mar 1901.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipHougoumont.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in WA.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 21 Aug 1868.
Departure from WAKing Oscar dep. 19 Aug 1868 to Melbourne via Adelaide.