PERSONAL DETAILS William GILBERTSON
Name variations: Gilberson, Gilberton, Gibberson
Birth date and Place 7 Nov 1836, Creagh, Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and Place
Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6½ ins. Complexion sallow. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and Place 10 Feb 1857 Castlehaven, Cork, Ireland.
Spouse Jane BAKER. Died 15 Oct 1919, Claremont, Western Australia.
Children John (Jack) c. 1859.
William Henry 1861 Woolwich, Kent.
Mary Jane 1864 Woolwich, Kent.
Sarah Ann 1867 Perth.
Stephen Walter 1871 Perth.
Death date and Place 21 Dec 1916, Public Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Intra capsular, fracture of neck of femur. Senility. Heart failure.
Burial date and Place Dec 1916, Karrakatta Cemetery, RC EC 0340, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices & Obituaries West Australian 27 Dec 1916.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3633 Private.
Attestation date and Place 7 Jun 1854 Belfast, Antrim, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns Malta and Crimea 1 year, 2 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimean War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Before Sebastopol: Partial stiffness of right shoulder and elbow joints, partial loss of power of arms, weakness of the hand, resulting from grape shot wound of upper and outer part of arm near head of the humerus which it splintered.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 19 Feb 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 1 year 105 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1579/154.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Woolwich.
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.
Increased to 1/3d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Increased to 18d. 14 Oct 1909 for service EG (Enrolled Guard).
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Belgravia.
Departure and Arrival 07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Orderly, Invalid Depot, Mt. Eliza.
Land Grant/Purchase 3 Apr 1855 Cockburn Sound Loc. 233. 20 acres at Willagee Swamp (grant).
Subscriptions None.
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