Name variations: Gedings, Giddings, Gidings.
Birth date and place 17 Feb 1821 Devizes, Wiltshire, England.
Baptism date and place 29 Apr 1821 St Mary’s Independent Chapel, Devizes, Wiltshire, England.
Civil Census Residences See Muster below (1841).
Salford Barracks, Manchester, Lancashire, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 3 Sep 1872 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse Maria YATES widow of Mark Dore Rogers and Daniel Collins.
Death date and place 7 Oct 1881 Colonial Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Influenza and Pneumonia.
Burial date and place 8 Oct 1881, East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries None.
Regiment(s) 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment. 1 Mar 1857 transferred to
61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1289 Private (28th).
#10 Private (61st).
Attestation date and place 27 Jun 1839 Devizes, Wiltshire.
Service/Campaigns New South Wales 1 year 163 days.
East Indies 7 years 208 days.
Turkey 6 months.
Crimea 1 year 8 months.
Mauritius 1 year 24 days.
Musters 1841 Sydney, New South Wales [WO12-4449].
1851 Manchester [WO12-4457].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
Entered five times in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 23 Oct 1860 Plymouth.
Length of Service 21 years 106 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1577/5.
Post Discharge Residence Devizes, Wiltshire.
Post Discharge Pension District Trowbridge (1860). 1st Portsmouth ( Oct 1861). Western Australia (1862).
Pension Amount 11d. per diem.  Increased to 1/3d. per diem on 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Ship Norwood. 
Departure and Arrival 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Misc. Newspaper Articles None.