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 place c. 1830 Saint Peters, Saint Hiliars (sic), Island of Jersey.
Baptism date and place 1 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-WA Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft.6 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place Married.
Spouse Mary A. (tentative).
Children
Death date and place 1898 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 place 18 Sep 1854 Westminster, Middlesex.
Service/Campaigns Malta 3 months.
Crimea 6 months.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty 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 Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 5 Feb 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 1 year 141 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1655/72.
Post Discharge Residence Jersey.
Post Discharge Pension District Jersey (1856). Bermuda (1862). Melbourne (1864). Victoria (1879).
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund – War Office correpondence 17 Nov 1909.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Groom (Victoria 1886).
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Adelaide 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.