PERSONAL DETAILS Edward Metcalfe GRAIN
Birth date and place 29 Mar 1827 Gibraltar.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Melcomb Place, St Marylebone, Middlesex, England (1841).
Milton Barracks & New Tavern Fort, Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent, England (1881).
Occupations pre-WA Officer in the British Army.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place 19 Jun 1855 Alverstoke, Hampshire.
Spouse Elizabeth Mary COCK.
Children
Reference: War Office Series WO25-3913-180.
Edward Francis 29 Apr 1856 (d. 1859), Westbury, Wiltshire.
Charles 20 Sep 1857, Chelsea, Middlesex.
Rosa Cleeve 5 Feb 1859, Gravesend, Kent.
Reginald Coysgarne 20 Apr 1860, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Emily Beatrice 14 Dec 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Frederick Haddock 5 Apr 1864, Colchester, Essex.
Elizabeth May 10 Dec 1865, Gillingham, Kent.
Evelyn Maud 4 Mar 1868, Gillingham, Kent.
Death date and place 13 Jun 1884 Gillingham, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate 5 Aug 1884, Grain, Edward Metcalfe Esq. Personal Estate £551 12s. 2d.
The Will of Edward Metcalf Grain formerly of the Woodlands Gillingham but late of the Grange Gillingham in the County of Kent Esquire a Retired Major-General in Her Majesty’s Army who died 14 June 1884 at the Grange was proved at the Principal Registry by Elizabeth Mary Grain of the Grange Widow the Relict the sole Executrix.
Death Notices and Obituaries Pall Mall Gazette 16 Jun 1884.
London Evening Standard 18 Jun 1884.
Canterbury Journal & Kentish Times 28 Jun 1884.
Daily News (Western Australia) 1 Aug 1884.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Engineers.
Regiment No. and Rank Officer (see Promotions).
Commission date 1 May 1846 from Cadet Company.
Service/Campaigns West Indies 4 years 274 days.
Crimea 142 days.
Western Australia 3 years 338 days.
Hong Kong 3 years 89 days.
Musters WO11-166 (1859) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions 2nd Lieutenant  to 1st Lieutenant 29 Oct 1846.
1st Lieutenant to 2nd Captain 14 Mar 1855.
2nd Captain to 1st Captain 1 Apr 1859.
1st Captain to Major (Brevet) 12 Feb 1870.
Major to Lieutenant Colonel 28 Jan 1871.
Lt. Colonel to Colonel (Brevet) 28 Jan 1876.
Colonel 1 Oct 1881.
Major General (Honorary) 19 Oct 1881.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 19 Oct 1881.
Retired on pay of £550 per annum and a gratuity of £500.
Length of Service 35 years 171 days.
War Office Reference WO25/3913/180.
Post Discharge Residence Gillingham, Kent.
Pension District Not applicable.
Pension Amount Retired on pay of £550 per annum and a gratuity of £500.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Sultana.
Departure and Arrival 29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Commanding Officer of the Corps of Royal Engineers, Western Australia.
20 Aug 1859 to 27 Apr 1862.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 18 Mar 1863.
Departure from WA Madras. 2 Mar 1863 Albany for Galle en route to England.