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- Cormick, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William CORMICK (McCormick)|
|Birth date and place||c. 1819 Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||See Muster below (1841).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||7 Jan 1880 Perth, Western Australia.|
Cause of death: Heart disease & sunstroke (death registration). Heat apoplexy (inquest in Government Gazette).
|Burial date and place||January 1880 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||Letters of Administration: 2 Dec 1881. Probate: 3 Jan 1882, Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||West Australian 9 Jan 1880 (as McCormish).|
|Regiment(s)||19th (1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1125 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||28 Feb 1838 Templemore, Tipperary.|
|Service/Campaigns||Mediterranean 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.
|Musters||1841 Malta [WO12-3618].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Right 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 Martial||Tried 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 Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||3 Jun 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||18 years 95 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO90/1451/185.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Greenbank Street, Wapping, London.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||?|
|Pension Amount||Increased to 1/3d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled 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].
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|