Stanton, Edward

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Birth date and Placec. 1833 Market Drayton, Shropshire, England (discrepancy vs. baptism date).
Baptism date and Place3 Mar 1830 Market Drayton, Shropshire.
Census ResidencesHolecroft, Sneyd, Wolstanton, Staffordshire (1851).
22 Haywood Place, Burslem, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Day Labourer (1851).
Potter Pensioner (1861).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and Place16 Feb 1857 St Johns Church, Burslem, Staffordshire.
SpouseEliza FORRESTER.
ChildrenElizabeth 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 Place1 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 PlaceJuly 1880 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (tentative).
Will and ProbateNone.
ObituariesInquirer and Commercial News 7 Jul 1880.
Regiment33rd (Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#2980 Private.
Attestation date and Place24 Jun 1853 Salford, Lancaster.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Alma. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place3 Jul 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service2 years 10 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1499/142.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNorth Stafford (1855). Newcastle-under-Lyme (1862). 1st Perth to Fremantle (30 Sep 1874).
Pension Amount1/2d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund.
Departure and Arrival16 Mar 1862 Portland; 09 Jun 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
1881 widow applies for land grant.
Subscriptions to FundsGreenough Fire Fund 1864.
Pensioners Benevolent Fund 1869.
Newspaper articlesFremantle Herald 17 Apr 1869.