PERSONAL DETAILS Richard FAIRGRIEVE
Birth date and place c. 1820 Cannongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [WO97 Chelsea Pension discharge records].
21 May 1824, Edinburgh [Civil Service Evidence of Age – see sidebar].
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences St John Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland (1861).
39 Oswald Street, Calton, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1871) as ‘Fargrave’.
Occupations pre-WA Japaner.  Painter (1871).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: black. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 22 Nov 1847 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, as ‘Fairgreave’.
Spouse Marion JOHNSTON(E).
Children Jane 1852, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Joseph 1854, Corfu, Greece.
Emily Ford 1861, Stirling, Scotland.
Mary 1861, Stirling, Scotland.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 71st HIghland Light Infantry Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1472 Private.
Attestation date and place 25 May 1840 Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Service/Campaigns Canada 2 years 5 months.
West Indies 3 years 2 months.
Corfu 1 year 9 months.
Crimea 1 year 4 months.
Malta 1 year 7 months.
East Indies 1 year 4 months.
Musters 1841 St Johns, Canada [WO12-7879].
Q2 1861 Stirling Castle [WO12-7902].
Promotions Private to Bugler 15 Feb 1858.
Bugler to Private 4 Aug 1859.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Central India.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried, sentenced, imprisoned 11 Sep 1840 to 16 Oct 1840. Offence unknown.
Tried, sentenced, imprisoned 19 Nov 1855 to 23 Nov 1855. Offence unknown.
District or Garrison Courts Martial Tried, sentenced, imprisoned 1 Jun 1844 to 4 Jul 1844. Offence unknown.
Tried, sentenced, imprisoned 26 Jan 1846 to 4 May 1846. Offence unknown.
Tried, sentenced, imprisoned 21 Aug 1846 to 3 Oct 1846. Offence unknown.
Tried, sentenced, imprisoned 20 Jul 1854 to 6 Jan 1855. Offence unknown.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 8 Jul 1862 Stirling Castle.
Length of Service 21 years 21 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1601/112.
Post Discharge Residence Glasgow.
Post Discharge Pension District Glasgow.
Pension Amount 10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Clara.
Departure and Arrival 30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder, Perth Prison 1864 [Barker p.68].
Dismissed from Convict Establishment 1865 [Barker p.68].
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 10 May 1865 as ‘Fargraves’ (imprisoned 7 days for being drunk and disorderly).
Departure from WA Returned to England on ship and date unknown (>May 1865 & <April 1871].