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- Latimer, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William LATIMER|
|Birth date and place||c. 1828 Drung, Ballyhais, Cavan, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
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.|
|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.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||West Australian 30 Aug 1886.|
Daily News 30 Aug 1886.
|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.|
|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.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|