PERSONAL DETAILS William COLTON (Cotton)
Birth date and place c. 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-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 10¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: sandy.
Face: oval. Figure: proportionate. Genereal Appearance: healthy.
Marriage date and place  1867 Greenock.
Spouse Mary DUFF or DUFFY.
Children None 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 place 16 Dec 1853 Stockport, Chester.
Service/Campaigns Crimea 9 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Was 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 10 Jun 1856 Woolwich.
Length of Service 2 years 178 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1314/220.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Woolwich (1856). Ennis Killen (1856). Omagh (1859). 2nd Dublin. Melbourne (Oct 1870).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund. 
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Hougoumont. 
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles Perth 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).