|PERSONAL DETAILS||Samuel OATEN|
|Birth date and place||16 Feb 1829 Pitminster, Somerset, England.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Luxhay Cottage, Pitminster, Taunton, Somerset (1841).|
Winchester Barracks, St Thomas, Winchester, Hampshire (1851).
Pitminster, Taunton, Somerset (1861).
New Street, Blackrod, Wigan, Lancashire (1871).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 5½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||19 Jul 1860 St Andrew & St Mary’s Church, Pitminster, Somerset. See sidebar.|
|Children||Elizabeth Ann b. 1864, Pitminster, Somerset.|
John b. 1865, Clifton, Gloucestershire.
William b. 1868, Wigan, Lancashire.
|Death date and place||25 May 1898, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||25 May 1898, Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||West Australian 25 May 1898.|
|Regiment(s)||13th (Prince Albert’s Light Infantry) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2395 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||16 Feb 1846 Taunton, Somerset (aged 17 years).|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 4 years 3 months.|
Turkey & Crimea 1 year.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year 4 months.
|Musters||WO11-3068 Stirling,Scotland & Manchester (Q1 1851).|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Casualty/Medical||This man’s vision is impaired from Ophthalmia. No further history of his case is furnished.|
Unfit for further services in consequence of chronic ophthalmia both eyes [July 5th 1858].
Chronic opacity and vascularity of both cornea of a passive character affecting more especially the left eye [Dr Maclachlan 6/6/60].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||10 Aug 1858 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||11 years 177 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1431/16.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Taunton, Somerset.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Taunton (1858). Bristol (1864).|
|Pension Amount||7d. per diem, conditional for three years.|
9d. per diem conditional for one year reviewed in 1861, 1862, 1863. Permanent 1864.
Increased to 11½d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||15 Oct 1875 Lot S31 Fremantle, 5 acres (purchase).|
10 Nov 1884 Lot S32 Fremantle, 5 acres (grant).
22 Nov 1890 Sale of Lot S32 with 2-room cottage, lime-kiln etc. advertised in West Australian.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|