PERSONAL DETAILS
Note: There are many anomalies in
the Personal Details of this man
(marked tentative)
Philip SIMCROX
Name variations: de Ste Croix, Simcox, Simcroix, Sincox, Sincrox, Sincroix
Birth date and placec. 1830 Saint Peters, Saint Hiliars (sic), Island of Jersey.
Baptism date and place1 Mar 1835 St Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Sand Street, St Helier, Jersey (1841).
5 Winchester Street, St Helier, Jersey (1861).
Occupations pre-WACarpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft.6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and placeMarried.
SpouseMary A. (tentative).
Children
Death date and place1898 Skipton, Victoria (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)90th (Light Infantry, Perthshire Volunteers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3556 Private.
Attestation date and place18 Sep 1854 Westminster, Middlesex.
Service/CampaignsMalta 3 months.
Crimea 6 months.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Severe Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 08 September 1855.
Rendered unfit for further service from gun shot wound of the back received on 8th Sep. The ball entered the posterior and upper part of Illium right side about 4 inches from spine, took a direction to left side & was extracted same day, 2 inches from spine. Illium was fractured, & some exfoliation of bone followed. Has backaches & slight numbness of right leg. Received same day a slight gun shot fleck. Wounds of right calf.
24 days hospital treatment. Unfit for further service [Chatham 10 Jany 1856].
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place5 Feb 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service1 year 141 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1655/72.
Post Discharge ResidenceJersey.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictJersey (1856). Bermuda (1862). Melbourne (1864). Victoria (1879).
Pension Amount9d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund – War Office correpondence 17 Nov 1909.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman.
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Groom (Victoria 1886).
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 14 May 1864.
The Age 19 Dec 1885
Victoria Police Gazette 1885 p.493.
Victoria Police Gazette Feb 1886 p.134.
Ship
Departure from WA
Rangatira.
6 May 1864 Fremantle; 10 May 1864 Adelaide.