Grainger, Henry

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Birth date and placec. 1821 Streatley, Reading, Berkshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: brown. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place1861 Perth, Western Australia.
SpouseAnna Maria (Anne) ROWBOTHAM or ROEBUCK.
ChildrenCharles Henry b. 1861/1862 Western Australia.
Mary Anne b. 1863 Williams, Western Australia.
Joseph Alphonse bp. 1866, Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and placeSeptember 1876 about five miles from Williams River Bridge, Western Australia.
Burial date and placeSeptember 1876 Old Williams Cemetery, Albany Highway, Western Australia.
No. 32 unmarked grave.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s)1st Battalion, 23rd (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3934 Private.
Attestation date and placePrevious 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.
Musters1841 Chester & Carlisle [WO12-3992] tentatively from first period of service.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea 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/MedicalWorn 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place8 May 1860 (possibly India).
Length of Service21 years 297 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1469/69.
WO23/151 Examination of Invalid Soldiers.
Post Discharge ResidenceAustralia.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictPerth 1860.
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
Departure and ArrivalPossibly arrived from India.
Status/OccupationMilitary Pensioner.
Land Grant/Purchase1862 Town Lot, Williams.
1868 Williams 100 acre tillage lease.
Source: Bicentennial Dictionary, Erickson p.1245.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesGreat Southern Leader 21 Jun 1921 (C H Grainger’s obituary).
West Australian Life & Letters 21 May 1949.
Departure from WANot applicable.