|PERSONAL DETAILS||William RAWSON|
|Birth date and place||1826 South Wingfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire, England.|
|Baptism date and place||15 Oct 1826 St Lawence Church, Heanor, Derbyshire. Residence: Codnor.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Church Street, South Wingfield, Belper, Derbyshire (1841).|
Oakerthorpe Road, South Wingfield, Belper, Derbyshire (1861).
See Muster below (1851).
|Occupations pre-WA||Coalminer (1841, 1861).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: dark. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||23 Dec 1863 Perth, Western Australia.|
|Spouse||Catherine LEARY/O’Leary (widow of Charles Predary).|
|Children||Eleanor (Ellen) Johnstone b. 1861 Sheffield, Yorkshire.|
Adopted child of Catherine Predary, widow – illegitimate?
|Death date and place||18 Feb 1908 Adelaide, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||19th (1st Yorkshire North Ryding) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#2130 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||17 Oct 1846 Chesterfield, Derby.|
|Service/Campaigns||North America 2 years.|
Turkey 4 months.
Crimea & Turkey 4 months.
|Musters||1851 Quebec, Canada East [WO12-3627].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Two Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 September 1854.|
Unfit for the duties of a soldier in consquence of chronic enlargement of scrotum and weakness of left leg. The disease of scrotum is the result of a bruise when on duty in Turkey. The weakness of left leg is from a gun shot wound at the Battle of Alma.
Three circular cicatrices below left knee and one on calf left leg, also one on inner side right leg from abscesses [Chatham, Feby 26th 1857].
There is a record of correspondence for pay in arrears for 80 days at Scutari from 25 Sep to 14 Dec 1854 @ 8½d. per day. This may suggest he was hospitalised during this period.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||24 Mar 1857 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||10 years 159 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1454/107.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Wingate North, Derby.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Derby.|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
South Australian Railways (retired after an accident with £70 compensation).
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
Three residential properties in Adelaide managed by wife: 245 Franklin Street, Waymouth Street and Grey Court.
Supreme Court action between Rawson and his step-daughter Ellen Norah Collins over the properties. Click here for information.
|Subscriptions||Greenough Fire Fund 1864.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 10 Jan 1866.|
Adelaide Express 29 Jan 1866.
SA Register 15 Aug 1905.
Departure from WA
Dep. Fremantle 6 Jan 1866; arr. Adelaide 27 Jan 1866.