PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam Reuben LOCKE
Birth date and place22 Nov 1825 Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland.
Baptism date and placeParish of St Mary’s Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Divisional Military Prison, North Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, England (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Warder (1861).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place15 May 1860 Ferbane, Kings County (Offaly), Ireland.
SpouseAnna ARDILL.
ChildrenRobert b. 1863, Farnborough, Hampshire, England (d. 1865 Fremantle).
Ada Matilda b. 1864, Ferbane, Kings County (Offaly), Ireland (d. 1866 Fremantle).
William Reuben b. 1866, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Alfred John b. 1868, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Patrick Jacob b. 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Arthur b. 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place21 Jul 1874 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Dropsy of the heart.
Burial date and place22 Jul 1874 Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)6th (The Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment.  1 Apr 1850 transferred to
57th (West Middlesex) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2188 (6th Regiment) Private.
#2307 (57th Regiment) Private.
Attestation date and place21 Apr 1845 Dublin, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsNorth America 2 years 1 month.
Ionian Islands 1 year 6 months.
Crimea 1 year 8 months.
Malta 1 month.
Musters
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 1 Jul 1854.
Corporal to Sergeant 6 Mar 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Medal prior to promotion.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Missing in Action. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 22 March 1855.
Unfit for service from pulmonary consumption, the result of wounds and exposure while on active service in the Crimea and while a prisoner in Russia. Received violent blows on the chest with the butt end of a musket on the 22nd March 1855 during a sortie made by the enemy at Sebastopol. Suffered subsequently from acute pneumonia which has terminated in tubercular deposit in the lungs. This disease must materially interfere with his earning a livelihood.
Unfit for further service from consumption and gunshot wound. Dated Dublin 30 March 1857.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialTried and sentenced 18 Jun 1849 for neglect of duty when on entry.
84 days imprisonment from 19 Jun to 8 Sep 1849.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place30 Mar 1857 Fermoy Barracks.
Length of Service11 years 256 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1563/149.
Post Discharge ResidenceWexford.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictAthlone 1857. 2nd Portsmouth 1861. Athlone 1863.
Pension Amount1/3d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse.
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase1 Dec 1869, Suburban Lot 28 Fremantle, 5 acres @ £1 per acre (purchase).
SubscriptionsPensioners’ Benevolent Fund 1869.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WANot applicable.