|PERSONAL DETAILS||Matthew Skinner SMITH|
|Birth date and Place||30 Aug 1836 Cawnpore, Bengal, India.|
|Baptism date and Place||23 Oct 1836 Chaplaincy Station, Cawnpore, Bengal, India.
Archdeaconry & Diocese of Calcutta.
|Census Residences||Chestnuts (School), Chiswick, Brentford, Middlesex (1851).|
|Occupations pre-WA||Officer in the British Army.|
|Marriage date and Place||4 Jul 1867 St Peter & St Paul, River Parish Church, Kent.|
|Death date and Place||18 Apr 1887, Albany, Western Australia.
Cause of Death Certified by Cecil Rogers Esqr. Colonial Surgeon.
1. Haematemesis [vomiting of blood].
|Burial date and Place||April 1887 Albany Memorial Park Cemetery, Albany, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||Will: 24 Feb 1874. Probate: 4 May 1887, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
|Death Notices & Obituaries||Daily News 18 Apr 1887. Note: there are a number of errors in this article.
West Australian 20 Apr 1887.
Inquirer & Commercial News 20 Apr 1887.
|Regiment||44th (East Essex) Regiment.|
|Commission Date & Rank||7 Jun 1854 Ensign (without purchase).|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea 8 Jan 1855 to June 1856.
China 1 Aug 1860 to 1861.
Madras, India 1861 to 1866.
|Promotions||9 Feb 1855 Lieutenant (without purchase).
24 Jan 1865 Captain (without purchase).
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Second China War Medal clasp Taku Forts 1860.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Retirement/Resignation date||22 Jun 1867.|
|War Office Reference||WO25 and/or WO76 Records of Officers’ Services not extant.|
|Post Retirement Residence||Western Australia.|
|ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||Arrived Fremantle 3 Jun 1868 from London.
Perth Gazette 5 Jun 1868.
The Herald 6 Jun 1868.
|Status/Occupation||Bank Clerk, National Bank of Australia 1868-1871.
Chief of Police (Superintendent) 1871-1885.
Justice of the Peace 1871.
Sheriff of Western Australia 1876-1877.
Acting Colonial Secretary 1885-1887.
Member of Legislative Council 1886-1877.
Commandant Enrolled Guard 1887.
Commissioner of Police 1887.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||West Australian 1 Apr 1887.
Inquirer & Commercial News 6 Apr 1887.
On the occasion of the Disbandment of the Enrolled Guard.