|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).
Bricklayers Labourer (1881).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 4½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||Unmarried.|
|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|
|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|
|Departure and Arrival||16 Oct 1866 Portsmouth; 22 Dec 1866 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Returned to England c.1874.|