|PERSONAL DETAILS||Robert MELVILLE|
|Birth date and place||c. 1815 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Convict Guard, Dartmoor Prison, Devon (1856).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 7½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||29 May 1857 at sea on board Clara en route to Western Australia.|
|Children||Agnes Ellen (Helen) b. 1858, Perth, Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1860 (twin?), Perth, Western Australia.
Thomas b. 1860 (twin?), Perth, Western Australia.
Thomas Henry b. 1862, Perth, Western Australia.
Julia b. 1865 (d.1866), Perth, Western Australia.
Robert Richard b. 1867, Perth, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||14 Feb 1869 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Injuries received in accident (see sidebar).
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Perth Gazette 19 Feb 1869.|
|Service in Royal Navy||Royal Marines.
|No. and Rank||#7242 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||15 Nov 1833 Gloucester.|
|Service on Ships||Nimrod ) 17 Dec 1834 to
Ringdove ) 18 Apr 1837.
Wellesley 30 Jun 1837 to 8 Aug 1841.
Ferret 11 Dec 1841 to 7 Mar 1843.
Vanguard 10 Feb 1845 to 20 Mar 1849.
Swift 27 Jun 1849 to 29 Jan 1853.
Britannia ) 25 Jul 1853 to
Simoom ) 29 Nov 1855.
Click on links relating to service for which medals were awarded.
[data courtesy of Paul Benyon’s Index to 19th century Naval Vessels].
|Musters||Royal Marine Brigade, ashore from HMS Britannia [ADM38-4674-96731].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||China War Medal 1840-1842.
Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||19 Apr 1856 Devonport.|
|Length of Service||22 years, 5 months, 5 days.|
|Service Record Reference||ADM157-152-169 to 171.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||3rd Plymouth.|
|Pension Amount||£16 16s. per annum.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||19 Mar 1857 London; 3 Jul 1857 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment 30 Jan to 19 Nov 1859 [Barker p.151].
|Subscriptions||Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 9 Jun 1858 and 25 Feb 1863.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|