Locke, William Reuben
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|PERSONAL DETAILS||William Reuben LOCKE|
|Birth date and place||22 Nov 1825 Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place||Parish of St Mary’s Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Divisional Military Prison, North Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, England (1861).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||15 May 1860 Ferbane, Kings County (Offaly), Ireland.|
|Children||Robert 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 place||21 Jul 1874 Fremantle, Western Australia.|
Cause of Death: Dropsy of the heart.
|Burial date and place||22 Jul 1874 Fremantle Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|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 place||21 Apr 1845 Dublin, Dublin.|
|Service/Campaigns||North America 2 years 1 month.|
Ionian Islands 1 year 6 months.
Crimea 1 year 8 months.
Malta 1 month.
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 1 Jul 1854.|
Corporal to Sergeant 6 Mar 1855.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
One Good Conduct Medal prior to promotion.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty 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 Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||Tried and sentenced 18 Jun 1849 for neglect of duty when on entry.|
84 days imprisonment from 19 Jun to 8 Sep 1849.
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||30 Mar 1857 Fermoy Barracks.|
|Length of Service||11 years 256 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1563/149.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Wexford.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Athlone 1857. 2nd Portsmouth 1861. Athlone 1863.|
|Pension Amount||1/3d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||1 Dec 1869, Suburban Lot 28 Fremantle, 5 acres @ £1 per acre (purchase).|
|Subscriptions||Pensioners’ Benevolent Fund 1869.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|