PERSONAL DETAILSHumphry POLKINGHORNE
Name variations: Polkinghorn, Polkinhorn(e).
Many variations and abbreviations of Humphry.
Birth date and placePerranarworthal, Truro, Cornwall, England.
Baptism date and place23 Apr 1815 Perranarworthal, Truro, Cornwall, England.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WACooper.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 11 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: brown. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place8 Jun 1864, St Patricks, Adelaide, South Australia.
SpouseAnne GARVIN.
ChildrenNone.
Death date and place21 May 1882 Adelaide, South Australia.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons.
Regiment No. and Rank#533 Private.
Attestation date and place5 Mar 1838 Truro, Cornwall.
Service/CampaignsThe East (Crimea) 1 year 1 month.
Musters1841 Newbridge & Birmingham [WO12-726].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalUnfit for further military service owing to a general breakup of his constitution and health owing to the effects of fever contracted while on service in the Crimea. His disability cannot be attributed to misconduct or vice [Shorncliffe 14 Nov 1856].
Unfit for further service being subject to rheumatism [Chatham 7 Dec 1856].
Invalided – sent home 18th July 1855, Sevastopol [Medal Roll].
Regimental Courts MartialConfined 25 Aug 1839. Sentenced 40 days imprisonment and hard labor and forfeit beer money 6 months.
Imprisoned 29 Aug 1839 to 7 Oct 1839.
Confined 3 Sep 1845. Sentenced 40 days imprisonment and hard labor and forfeit beer money 6 months.
Imprisoned 9 Sep 1845 to 22 Sep 1845. 25 days imprisonment remitted by Commanding Officer.Confined 22 May 1846. Sentenced 40 days imprisonment and hard labor and forfeit beer money 6 months.
Imprisoned 8 Jun 1846 to 16 Jul 1846.
Once entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place23 Dec 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service18 years 74 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1297/33.
Post Discharge ResidenceTruro, Cornwall.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictFalmouth (1856). Western Australia (1858). Adelaide (1863).
Pension Amount7d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipEdwin Fox. 
Departure and Arrival26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesSA Express & Telegraph 21 Oct 1879.
Ship
Departure from WA
Rangatira [BISA:1294].
1862 dep. Fremantle for Adelaide, South Australia.