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- Gibbs, Alfred
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Alfred GIBBS|
|Birth date and place||c.1827 Wellow, Bath, Somerset, England.|
|Baptism date and place||24 Feb 1828 St Julian Church, Wellow, Somerset, England.|
|Civil Census Residences||Wellow, Bath Somerset (1841).|
Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent, England (1851).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||Single.|
|Death date and place||25 Jun 1887 Echuca Hospital, Victoria, Australia.|
Cause of Death: Bronchitis and apoplexy.
|Burial date and place||26 Jun 1887 Echuca Hospital Cemetery, Victoria,|
Presbyterian Section FR12-G12 (as Alfred George Gibbs).
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Riverine Herald 27 Jun 1887.|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Horse Artillery.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1133 Gunner & Driver.|
|Attestation date and place||24 Aug 1848 Bath, Somerset.|
|Service/Campaigns||With the Expedition to the East (Crimea?) 6 months.|
Bombay, India 3 years 6 months.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||No record of Crimean War medals – to be investigated further.|
Indian Mutiny Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||In July 1858 when stationed at Poona at a Field day on making an effort of strength he became ruptured on the right side.|
In June 1860 at ? in marching order with his Battery and jumping off a wagon he felt a sudden severe pain of the left groin, which was also from a rupture. Not aggravated by vice or intemperance. Disability caused by accidents on duty.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book and punished summarily.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||16 Jul 1861 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||12 years 326 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1323/268.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Bath (1861). Woolwich (1865). Adelaide (1869). Melbourne (1870).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem for three years.|
8d. per diem for a further year (1864).
8d. per diem made permanent (Sep 1865).
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 29 Jan 1869.|
Departure from WA
23 Jan 1869 Fremantle to Adelaide.