|PERSONAL DETAILS||Alexander MARSHALL|
|Birth date and place||c. 1819 Neilston, Burghlad, Renfrewshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||2 Jul 1903 Destitute Asylum, Adelaide, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place||4 Jul 1903 in Pauper’s Grave, Road 1 South, Path 15, Site 123 East,|
West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||The Advertiser 6 Jul 1903.|
|Regiment(s)||92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1134 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||1 Apr 1837 Edinburgh.|
|Service/Campaigns||Malta 3 years 4 months.|
West Indies 2 years 10 months.
Ionian Islands 2 years 1 month.
Gibraltar 4 years.
Crimea 9 months.
|Notes on Service/Campaigns||There are a number of anomalies in Alexander Marshall’ s Service Record.|
(1) Page 1 of WO97 Chelsea Pension document indicates he served in the ‘Crimea’ for nine months. Page 3 Medical Report indicates three weeks in hospital in the Crimea.
(2) Chichester & Burges-Short indicates the 92nd Regiment served in Turkey during the Crimean War (i.e. not on the Crimean Peninsular).
(3) Crimean War Medal Rolls show that only four Staff Officers from the 92nd Regiment received Crimea War Medals, i.e. no other officers, NCO’s or Other Ranks.
(4) Marshall was charged on four occasions for being drunk ‘in Camp at Kamara’ from September to December 1855. See below for Regimental Court Martial and sidebar showing Kamara on a map of Crimea.
(5) ‘Wikipedia’ records: the 92nd eventually landed in the Crimea shortly before the end of the Siege of Sevastopol and saw no serious action.
|Musters||1841 St Vincent, St Lucia & Dominica [WO12-9352].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||None.|
|Casualty/Medical||Chronic Rheumatism and Catarrh. 2 years duration is the term of this present attack; has been in hospital unfit at Barbados and Gibraltar, also in the Crimea for 3 weeks. Was invalided from Gibraltar in Feby. 1858 and unfit to proceed to India, and joined the Depot at Stirling. Has not been in Hospital since joining this Station..|
He is unfit for further service being reported subject to chronic rheumatism [Chatham August 11th 1858].
|Regimental Courts Martial||Charged for having been Drunk in Camp at Kamara on or abut the 14th Feby 1856, this being the 7th time Drunk within 12 calendar months and thereby constituting the crime of habitual Drunkenness, the other instances being as follow, viz: 11th Aug 1855 Drunk in Barracks at Gibraltar. 10th Sept 1855 Drunk on board ? ship “?”. 16th Sept 1855 Drunk at Camp Kamara. 16th Oct 1855 Drunk at Camp Kamara. 15th Nov 1855 Drunk in Camp at Kamara. 31 Dec 1855 Drunk in Camp at Kamara.|
Finding Guilty, Sentence: To be deprived of 1d. a day of his daily pay for a period of 6 months and further to undergo an Imprisonment with Hard Labor for the space of 42 days. (Remitted 21 days by his Commanding (?) Officer).
Imprisonment 18th Feby 1856 to 9th March 1856.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||7 Sep 1858 Chatham|
|Length of Service||21 years 136 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1659/68.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Glasgow. South Australia 1861-1870.|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||c. October 1861 to Adelaide, ship unknown.|