|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).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 5 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||Unmarried in 1861.|
|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.
|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].
|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.
|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|
|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.|
|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.