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|PERSONAL DETAILS||Edward STANTON|
|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).
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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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.|