PERSONAL DETAILS William GOLDING
Birth date and place c. 1821 Horton, Dartford, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 8 Apr 1821 Horton-Kirby, Kent, England.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
15 Artillery Place, Woolwich, London (1881).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Bricklayers Labourer (1881).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 4½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place Unmarried.
Spouse Unmarried.
Children None.
Death date and place 21 Dec 1889, 15 Artillery Place, Woolwich, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate 8 May 1891 Administration & Personal Estate, Principle Registry. £48 9s. 10d.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Horse Artillery.
Regiment No. and Rank #111 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place 24 Jan 1840 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns With the Expedition to the East (Crimea?) 5 months.
Bombay, India 3 years 6 months.
Musters 1841 Woolwich, London [WO10-1811].
Promotions Driver to Trumpeter 10 Oct 1849.
Medals, Clasps and Badges No record of Crimean War medals – to be investigated further.
Indian Mutiny Medal (with 11th Brigade).
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£5 gratuity).
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical On the 20th July 1858 when stationed at Poona, and blowing the bugle for gunfire, he felt that a sudden injury had occurred to the left groin. On reporting himself to the medical officer it was discovered to be a rupture. There is also a tendency to rupture on the right side. Not aggravated by vice or intemperance. Disability caused by an accident on duty.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty, but that he is able to earn a livelihood.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 16 Jul 1861 Woolwich.
Length of Service 21 years 174 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1323/216.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Woolwich. Western Australia (1866-1874?). Woolwich 1874.
Pension Amount 1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Corona. 
Departure and Arrival 16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Returned to England c.1874.