PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam CORMICK (McCormick)
Birth date and placec. 1819 Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesSee Muster below (1841).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseAlice.
Children
Death date and place7 Jan 1880 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Heart disease & sunstroke (death registration). Heat apoplexy (inquest in Government Gazette).
Burial date and placeJanuary 1880 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateLetters of Administration: 2 Dec 1881. Probate: 3 Jan 1882, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3458-1881-347].
Death Notices and ObituariesWest Australian 9 Jan 1880 (as McCormish).
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)19th (1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1125 Private.
Attestation date and place28 Feb 1838 Templemore, Tipperary.
Service/CampaignsMediterranean 5 years 3 months.
West Indies 2 years 4 months.
North America 3 years 2 months.
Turkey 4 months. Crimea 2 Sep 1854 to 7 Apr 1856.
Musters1841 Malta [WO12-3618].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalRight ankle much weakened and his power of moving it much impaired, in consequence of his tibia having been fractured by a grape shot at about 3 inches from the lower extremity, and (he stated) previously grazed, but not broken, by a musket bullet which he states struck him about the same part.  He states that the other leg was also grazed by a musket ball, just below the calf but there is scarcely any sign of it. Wounded on Sep 8 1855 in the final attack on Sebastopol. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts MartialTried at Camp Sevastopol 23rd January 1855. Crime: losing through neglect a quantity of saddlery the property of Surgeon Longmore 19th Regiment. Imprisonment 22 Jan – 23 Jan 1855.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place3 Jun 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service18 years 95 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO90/1451/185.
Post Discharge ResidenceGreenbank Street, Wapping, London.
Post Discharge Pension District?
Pension AmountIncreased to 1/3d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipSultana.
Departure and Arrival29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force ?
Received gratuity of £2 for performing duties as Warder on board Sultana [Henry Richardson, Surgeon Superintendent’s Journal].
Assistant Warder & Warder [Barker p.42-43, 134].
Land Grant/PurchasePossible.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.