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Birth date and Place c. 1833 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England (discrepancy vs. baptism date).
Baptism date and Place 3 Mar 1830 Market Drayton, Shropshire.
Census Residences Holecroft, Sneyd, Wolstanton, Staffordshire (1851).
22 Haywood Place, Burslem, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire (1861).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Day Labourer (1851).
Potter Pensioner (1861).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and Place 16 Feb 1857 St Johns Church, Burslem, Staffordshire.
Spouse Eliza FORRESTER.
Children Elizabeth b. 1858, Burslem, Staffordshire.
Edwin b. 1860, Burslem, Staffordshire.
Emily b. 1861, place unknown.
Eliza and Edward (twins) b. 1866 (d.1866) Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and Place 1 Jul 1880 High Street, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Inquest on 2 Jul reported in Police Gazette 7 Jul 1880.
Cause of Death: Rupture of a blood vessel, caused by violent coughing.
Burial date and Place July 1880 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (tentative).
Will and Probate None.
Obituaries Inquirer and Commercial News 7 Jul 1880.
Regiment 33rd (Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2980 Private.
Attestation date and Place 24 Jun 1853 Salford, Lancaster.
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty List: Wounded. Battle at the River Alma. 20 Sep 1854.
Unfit for further service in consequence of gunshot wound of left side of back and abdomen involving the left kidney.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and Place 3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service 2 years 10 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1499/142.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District North Stafford (1855). Newcastle-under-Lyme (1862). 1st Perth to Fremantle (30 Sep 1874).
Pension Amount 1/2d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
Ship Norwood.
Departure and Arrival 16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
1881 widow applies for land grant.
Subscriptions to Funds Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Pensioners Benevolent Fund 1869.
Newspaper articles Fremantle Herald 17 Apr 1869.