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- Colton, William
|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
|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|
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|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|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.|
|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.|
|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 Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 30 Sep 1870.|
Herald 1 Oct 1870.
Inquirer & Commercial News 5 Oct 1870.
Departure from WA
Dep. 27 Sep 1870 (W Colton, Mary Colton); arr. 16 Oct 1870 Hobson’s Bay (Melbourne).