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- Polkinghorne, Humphry
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Humphry POLKINGHORNE|
Name variations: Polkinghorn, Polkinhorn(e).
Many variations and abbreviations of Humphry.
|Birth date and place||Perranarworthal, Truro, Cornwall, England.|
|Baptism date and place||23 Apr 1815 Perranarworthal, Truro, Cornwall, England.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 11 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: brown. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place||8 Jun 1864, St Patricks, Adelaide, South Australia.|
|Death date and place||21 May 1882 Adelaide, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#533 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||5 Mar 1838 Truro, Cornwall.|
|Service/Campaigns||The East (Crimea) 1 year 1 month.|
|Musters||1841 Newbridge & Birmingham [WO12-726].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Unfit 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 Martial||Confined 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 Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||23 Dec 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||18 years 74 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1297/33.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Truro, Cornwall.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Falmouth (1856). Western Australia (1858). Adelaide (1863).|
|Pension Amount||7d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||SA Express & Telegraph 21 Oct 1879.|
Departure from WA
1862 dep. Fremantle for Adelaide, South Australia.