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Birth date and Place c. 1832 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and Place
Census Residences Long Alley Rumballs Buildings, St Leonards, Shoreditch, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex (1841).
Extra Parochial Place of Chester Castle, Great Boughton, Cheshire (1851).
High Road, Westminster, Middlesex (1861).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and Place 7 Dec 1867 St John’s Church, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse Isabel COULSON.
Children John Philip b. 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William Alfred b. 1872, Perth, Western Australia.
Marion b. 1873, Perth, Western Australia.
Isabella b. 1875, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Harriet b. 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry Ernest b. 1881, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lydia b. 1885, Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and Place 31 Jan 1897, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place Feb 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 31 Jul 1894. Probate: 05 Sep 1898, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1898-102].
Death Notices & Obituaries
Regiment 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2997 Sergeant.
Attestation date and Place 23 May 1850 Westminster.
Service/Campaigns Turkey 4 months.
Crimea 5 months.
India 2 years 5 months.
Musters 1851 Depot 38th Regiment, Chester Castle [WO12-5215].
Promotions Private to Corporal 1 Aug 1855.
Corporal to Sergeant 3 Mar 1857.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Indian Mutiny Medal clasp Lucknow.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Wounded severely on the 21st Oct 1854 in the trenches at Sebastopol.
Source: Account Book [Battye Library 2676A].
Regimental Courts Martial: Once tried by court martial. Sentence remitted.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 15 Dec 1860 Rae Bareilly Cantonment.
Length of Service 10 years 207 days
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1510/130.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District Woolwich.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem conditional for 2 years from 26 Feb 1861.
10d. per diem 16 Feb 1864 (permanent).
Increased to 1/5½d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Lloyds Patriotic Fund
Ship Belgravia.
Departure and Arrival 07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 11 Nov 1880 until disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Magazine Warder.
Land Grant/Purchase 3 Aug 1885, Cockburn Sound Loc. P9, Koogee, 20 acres (grant).