Birth date and place c. 1820.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Tailor.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: light grey. Hair: sandy. Face: long. Build: middling stout.
Distinguishing marks: Cupped right breast.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Mary ?
Mrs Melling visited Henry Melling in Millbank Prison [Pcom2-37-2777].
Mary Melling arrived in Western Australia on Robert Morrison 7 Mar 1866 [Acc 115-93 WA SRO].
Children None.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 1st (King’s) Dragoon Guards.
Regiment No. and Rank #868 Private.
Attestation date and place Before 1844 (tentative).
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Musters 1851 Q1 Dublin, Ireland [WO12-112].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Regimental Courts Martial Two convictions, details unknown.
District Courts Martial Canterbury, England [WO86-005-10] recorded as Milling.
Trial: 25 Mar 1844 Desertion & Losing Necessaries. Sentence: 2 months Hard Labour. Stoppages.
Clonmel, Ireland [WO86-006-118] recorded as Milling.
Trial 10 Jul 1849 Disobedience of Orders. Sentence: 112 days Hard Labour, 70 days remitted.
Athlone, Ireland [WO86-007-5].
Trial: 9 Feb 1852 Drunk on Duty. Sentence: 56 days Hard Labour. Stoppages.
Newbridge, Ireland [WO86-007-137]
Trial: 13 May 1854 Habitual drunkenness. Sentence: 54 days Hard Labour. Stoppages.
General Courts Martial Haida Pasha, Scutari [WO90-3-33].
Trial: 13 Mar 1856. Violence & abusive language to superior officer. Habitual drunkenness.
Sentenced: Life transportation.
Prison and Register # Scutari 2 days.
On board ship to England 16 days. Woolwich 42 days.
9 Jun 1856 to 12 Mar 1857 Millbank Prison #2777 9 months 3 days [Pcom2-37-2777].
12 Mar to 10 Sep 1857 Portland Prison #6754 5 months 29 days [Pcom2-385-6754].
10-23 Sep 1857 to 1 Jan 1858 Convict Ship Nile 100 days passage (via Bahia, Brazil) from Plymouth.
1 Jan 1858 Fremantle Prison #4515.
Chelsea Pension Reference Not eligible.
Post Discharge Residence Western Australia.
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival 23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 1 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Convict.
Labourer, Toodyay. General Servant, Perth. See sidebar 1863-1866.
WA Convict # 4515.
Dates and Details
[Acc 1156-R25]
Conviction and Sentence by Toodyay Resident Magistrate.
21 Feb 1862 Drunk. Fined 5 shillings.
18 Nov 1862 Drunk. Finde 10 shillings.
25 May 1864 Drunk & loitering about public house. 14 days in Lockup.
WA Ticket of Leave 14 Jul 1860 Toodyay.
WA Certificate of Freedom
WA Conditional Pardon 21 Apr 1866 Toodyay.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 19 Jul 1867.
Departure from WA 18 Jul 1867 for Batavia on Sea Nymph.