Birth date and place c. 1821 Streatley, Reading, Berkshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 1861 Perth, Western Australia.
Spouse Anna Maria (Anne) ROWBOTHAM or ROEBUCK.
Children Charles Henry b. 1861/1862 Western Australia.
Mary Anne b. 1863 Williams, Western Australia.
Joseph Alphonse bp. 1866, Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and place September 1876 about five miles from Williams River Bridge, Western Australia.
Burial date and place September 1876 Old Williams Cemetery, Albany Highway, Western Australia.
No. 32 unmarked grave.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 1st Battalion, 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3934 Private.
Attestation date and place Previous Service Attestation date and place unknown of 15 years 258 days.
1 Apr 1854 Portsmouth.
(after April 1854)
Malta 3 months.
Turkey & Crimea 10 months.
India 2 years 2 months.
Musters 1841 Chester & Carlisle [WO12-3992] tentatively from first period of service.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Note: There is no record of Grainger/Granger’s name on the medal rolls although the regiment
received battle honours for Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol with c. 32 men engaged at the Battle of Balaclava. Some of the medal roll pages are illegible or damaged.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
Casualty/Medical Worn out from length of service; he is also labouring under chronic rheumatism contracted during his military services. Not attributable to vice or misconduct.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 8 May 1860 (possibly India).
Length of Service 21 years 297 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1469/69.
WO23/151 Examination of Invalid Soldiers.
Post Discharge Residence Australia.
Post Discharge Pension District Perth 1860.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.
Ship Unknown.
Departure and Arrival Possibly arrived from India.
Status/Occupation Military Pensioner.
Land Grant/Purchase 1862 Town Lot, Williams.
1868 Williams 100 acre tillage lease.
Source: Bicentennial Dictionary, Erickson p.1245.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Great Southern Leader 21 Jun 1921 (C H Grainger’s obituary).
West Australian Life & Letters 21 May 1949.
Departure from WA Not applicable.