PERSONAL DETAILSRichard FAIRGRIEVE
Birth date and placec. 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 ResidencesSt John Street, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland (1861).
39 Oswald Street, Calton, Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1871) as ‘Fargrave’.
Occupations pre-WAJapaner.  Painter (1871).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: black. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place22 Nov 1847 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, as ‘Fairgreave’.
SpouseMarion JOHNSTON(E).
ChildrenJane 1852, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Joseph 1854, Corfu, Greece.
Emily Ford 1861, Stirling, Scotland.
Mary 1861, Stirling, Scotland.
Death date and placeAfter 1874.
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 place25 May 1840 Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Service/CampaignsCanada 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.
Musters1841 St Johns, Canada [WO12-7879].
1851 Dublin [WO12-7890].
1861 Stirling Castle [WO12-7902].
PromotionsPrivate to Bugler 15 Feb 1858.
Bugler to Private 4 Aug 1859.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Central India.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialTried, 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 MartialTried, 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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and place8 Jul 1862 Stirling Castle.
Length of Service21 years 21 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1601/112.
Post Discharge ResidenceGlasgow.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Glasgow (1862). WA (1864). Madras (Jul 1865). Hull (1866). 2nd Glasgow (Nov 1867, 1874).
Pension Amount10d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipClara.
Departure and Arrival30 Jan 1864 Portland; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder, Perth Prison 1864 [Barker p.68].
Dismissed from Convict Establishment 1865 [Barker p.68].
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 10 May 1865 as ‘Fargraves’ (imprisoned 7 days for being drunk and disorderly).
Departure from WAReturned to England 1865 ship unknown.