- Veterans Index
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- Gray, Alexander
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Alexander GRAY|
|Birth date and place||c. 1822 Largo, Fife, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Occupations pre-WA||Slater & Bricklayer.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.|
|Marriage date and place||1862 Fremantle, Western Australia (tentative).|
|Spouse||Harriet HAWKINS (tentative).|
|Children||Harriet Agnes b. 1866, Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland.|
|Death date and place|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#928 Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||17 Oct 1844 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 7 years 8 months.|
Turkey and the Crimea 10 months. Was present at the demolition of the docks before Sebastopol 1855-56.
Western Australia 4 years 9 months.
|Musters||WO11-124 12th Company, Gibraltar (1851).|
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
|Promotions||Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Sep 1855.|
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Nov 1856.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Apr 1861.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Four Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Paralysis of right side and defective sight and articulation contracted in Western Australia from exposure to the sun on survey in that country. Disability not aggravated as far as known by vice or misconduct. Unfit for further service on account of impaired speech and loss of memory as a result of sunstroke.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||26 Feb 1863 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||18 years 133 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1361/12.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Parish of Largo, Fife, Scotland.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Perth, Scotland (1863).|
|Pension Amount||1/6d. per diem increased to 1/8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Instructing Warder [Barker p.86].|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Subscriptions||Indian Relief Fund 1858.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Lincelles |
Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.