Gardiner, Thomas

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Birth date and Place1 Jan 1824 Lanark, Lanark, Scotland.
Baptism date and Place
Census ResidencesSee Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
Occupations pre-WACotton Spinner.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft.  6 ins.  Complexion: Fresh.  Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Other: flat feet.
Marriage date and Place14 Oct 1869 Perth, Western Australia.
SpouseMary BALAUGH.
ChildrenOne son and two daughters as at 1880 (names unknown).
Death date and Place5 Jun 1884 Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of death: Haematemesis.
Burial date and Place6 Jun 1884 East Perth (Church of England) Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateLetters of Administration: 04 Sep 1884. Probate: 1884, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3458-1884-047].
Death Notices & ObituariesWest Australian 07 Jun 1884.
Inquirer and Commercial News 11 and 18 Jun 1884.
Daily News 12 Jun 1884.
Regiment91st (Argyllshire) Regiment.  1 Jul 1854 transferred to
79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1330 (91st) #3743 (79th) Private.
Attestation date and Place02 Mar 1841 Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Service/CampaignsCape of Good Hope 6 years, 7 months.
Turkey and Crimea 1 year, 9 months.
India 6 years, 4 months.
Musters1841 Depot, Mullingar & Templemore [WO12-9274].
1851 Liverpool [WO12-9287].
1861 Ferozepore, India [WO12-8432].
PromotionsPrivate to Drummer.
Medals, Clasps and Badges:South African Medal (Kaffir Wars).
Crimean War Medal clasps Balaklava, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalRheumatism in back. Worn out from length of service and effects of campaigns in Crimea, India and Africa.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
Entered 15 times in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place4 Oct 1864 Netley.
Length of Service21 years 74 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1622/96.
Post Discharge ResidenceGlasgow.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Glasgow.
Pension Amount1/- per diem. Increased to 1/6d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Departure and Arrival07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Appointed Lance Corporal, Enrolled Guard 29 Sep 1881.
Land Grant/Purchase26 Nov 1883 North Fremantle Loc 95 of one acre (grant).
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