PERSONAL DETAILS William LATIMER
Birth date and place c. 1828 Drung, Ballyhais, Cavan, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Cavan Militia 1857.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: swarthy. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1858 Cavan, Ireland.
Spouse Mary Anne HALLIDAY.
Children

 

Thomas c.1859, Ireland [Surgeon Superintendent’s Journal].
Alveyna 1860-1864, outside Australia [Surgeon Superintendent’s Journal].
Albert 1865, Fremantle, Western Australia [Broomhall p.B164].
Source for all other Western Australia births, WA GRO Index:
Arthur William 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Walter 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Francis John 1871, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Olive 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Ernest Francis 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Frederick Hugh, 1876 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Sidney Francis 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stillborn male child 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 27 Aug 1886, Perth Barracks, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 28 Aug 1886 East Perth Cemetery, Church of England Section, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 24 Aug 1886. Probate: 25 Oct 1886 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons 3403-1886-815].
Death Notices and Obituaries West Australian 30 Aug 1886.
Daily News 30 Aug 1886.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment.  1 Sep 1847 transferred to
7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2407 Private.
Attestation date and place 16 Jul 1846 Cavan, Cavan.
Service/Campaigns Crimea 9 months.
Musters
Promotions Private to Corporal 8 Aug 1850.
Corporal to Sergeant 15 Mar 1854.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge before promotion.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1854.
Injury of left side of lumber region from a gunshot wound received in the Crimea on the 20th Sep 1854 while on duty with his regiment. Not addicted to vice or intemperance. Unfit for further service having a flesh perforating gunshot wound left flank.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 21 Apr 1857 Chatham.
Length of Service 10 years 280 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1406/106.
Post Discharge Residence Cavan, Co. Cavan, Ireland.
Post Discharge Pension District Cavan.
Pension Amount 1/3d. per diem. Increased to 1/11d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force, Fremantle.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880, Perth.
Described as Drill Instructor for the Fremantle Rifle Volunteers and Metropolitan Rifle Volunteers,
but he does not appear on the Nominal Rolls.
Notation on WO97 Chelsea Pension documents: ‘Fremantle Militia 1 Sep 1881 and Perth Militia
21 Jun 1882.
Land Grant/Purchase 6 Nov 1879 North Fremantle Loc. P20 (grant).
11 May 1881 North Fremantle Loc. P37 (grant).
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.