PERSONAL DETAILS George KNOCKTON
Birth date and place c. 1820 Kilcolman, Kilcolman, Limerick, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Parkhurst Barracks, Carisbrooke, Newport, Isle of Wight, England (1861).
See Musters below (1841, 1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place Unmarried in 1861.
Spouse
Children
Death date and place 20 Jan 1872 Ballarat District Hospital, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Burial date and place 23 Jan 1872 New Cemetery, Ballarat, Victoria.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries Bendigo Advertiser 25 Jan 1872.
Advocate 27 Jan 1872.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 50th (The Queen’s Own) Regiment.  1 Jun 1857 transferred to
30th (1st Cambridgeshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1406 Private.
Attestation date and place 20 Mar 1840 Queen’s Square, London, Middlesex.
Service/Campaigns Home 13 years 10 months.
New South Wales ? (see 1841 Muster below).
India 5 years.
Crimea 2 years 2 months.
Musters 1841 enroute Sydney NSW to India [WO12-6135].
1851 Ashton Under Lyne [WO12-6143].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Gwalior Star (Punniar). For further information click here.
Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasps Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon. For further information click here.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Absent without leave 26 Jul 1840 to 6 Aug 1840.
Tried and sentenced 30 days imprisonment by Battalion Court Martial at Chatham.
Imprisoned 11 Aug 1840 to 2 Sep 1840. Released for embarkation 3 Sep 1840.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 21 May 1861 Parkhurst, Isle of Wight.
Length of Service 21 years 24 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1545/95.
Post Discharge Residence No. 6 Henry Street, Limerick, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension District Limerick, 1st Dublin, 2nd West London 1861.
Pension Amount 1/1d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Sea Ripple dep. 9 Oct 1864 Fremantle; arr. 22 Oct 1864 Adelaide, South Australia.
From Adelaide to Victoria 1866, NSW 1871?, Victoria 1872.