PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam COLTON (Cotton)
Birth date and placec. 1835 Drumhairn, Fermanagh, Ireland.
Note: Cannot locate an ecclesiastical or civil parish of this name in Fermanagh.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 10¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: sandy.
Face: oval. Figure: proportionate. Genereal Appearance: healthy.
Marriage date and place 1867 Greenock.
SpouseMary DUFF or DUFFY.
ChildrenNone in Western Australia.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery, 5th Battalion.
Regiment No. and Rank#3772 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place16 Dec 1853 Stockport, Chester.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 9 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalWas wounded in the trenches before Sevastopol on the 12th August 1855 by a piece of a shell, which struck him on the side and back of the left thigh, inflicting a severe wound and injury of the ?, some pieces of which he says came away. He is now unable to walk without great pain. Disability caused by his military service. Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty.
Extensive but superficial acatrix from shell wound just below left buttock at the fold. Also slightly grazed on the right buttock by the same fragment of shell.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place10 Jun 1856 Woolwich.
Length of Service2 years 178 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1314/220.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictWoolwich (1856). Ennis Killen (1856). Omagh (1859). 2nd Dublin. Melbourne (Oct 1870).
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund. 
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 Western Australia.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 30 Sep 1870.
Herald 1 Oct 1870.
Inquirer & Commercial News 5 Oct 1870.
Ship
Departure from WA
Bungaree 
Dep. 27 Sep 1870 (W Colton, Mary Colton); arr. 16 Oct 1870 Hobson’s Bay (Melbourne).