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Birth date and Place 1824 Leicester, Leicestershire, England.
Baptism date and Place 24 Oct 1824, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire.
Census Residences Jury Wall Street, St Nicholas, Leicester (1841).
Western Heights Barracks, Hougham, Dover (1851).
See Muster below (1861).
Occupations pre-WA Wool Comber.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft.  8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and Place 1st date unknown.
2nd 24 Apr 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouses 1st Lucy BALE (d.1876).
2nd Mary CARROLL.
Children 1st marriage Sarah b. 1867 (d.1867), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lucy Harriet b. 1869 (d.1869), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1871 (d.1873), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph William b. 1874 (d.1880), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Children 2nd marriage Stillborn 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stephen b. 1878 (d.1881), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph William b. 1880, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Florence May b. 1882, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stephen b. 1884, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Hilda Mary Catherine b. 1886, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lucy b. 1891, Fremantle, Western Australia.
George 1892 (d.1892), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry Ernest George b. 1894 (d.1898), Fremantle, Western Australia.
John Walter Frederic(k) b.1896 (d.1899), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and Place 18 Aug 1897 Canning Road, Richmond, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place 19 Aug 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia
Will and Probate Will: 28 Jan 1893. Probate: 25 Oct 1897, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1897-154].
Death Notices & Obituaries
Regiment 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank #1965 Private.
Attestation date and Place 3 May 1842 Leicester, England.
Service/Campaigns Ionian Islands 1 year 8 months.
Cape of Good Hope (Kaffir Wars) 5 years 5 months.
Crimea 1 year 10 months.
British North America 1 year 10 months.
Musters 1851 Dover [WO12-10083].
1861 Aldershot, Dublin and Curragh [WO12-10094].
Promotion None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: South Africa (1846-1847 and 1850-1853).
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial: Tried once, details unknown.
Ten times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 17 Nov 1863 Hamilton, Canada?
Length of Service 21 years 15 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1695/189.
Post Discharge Residence Kibworth [Parchment Certificate W.O.Form 64].
Post Discharge Pension District Leicester (1863). Liverpool (1866).
Pension Amount 10d. per diem. Increased to 1/4d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
Ship Belgravia.
Departure and Arrival 07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Dairyman at Wellington.
Land Grant/Purchase 10 Nov 1864 Fremantle Lot P89, 1 acre (grant).
Wellington Location 263, 40 acres (purchase) date unknown.