|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.|