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
Occupations pre-WA Cooper.
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.
Spouse Anne GARVIN.
Children None.
Death date and place 21 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 place 5 Mar 1838 Truro, Cornwall.
Service/Campaigns The East (Crimea) 1 year 1 month.
Musters 1841 Newbridge & Birmingham [WO12-726].
Promotions None.
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
Ship Edwin Fox. 
Departure and Arrival 26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles SA Express & Telegraph 21 Oct 1879.
Ship
Departure from WA
Rangatira [BISA:1294].
1862 dep. Fremantle for Adelaide, South Australia.