|PERSONAL DETAILS||Richard SUTCLIFFE|
Name variations: Sutliff, Sutliffe
|Birth date and place||17 Apr 1823 Halifax, Yorkshire, England.|
|Baptism date and place||11 May 1823 Sowerby Green Old Chapel, Halifax, Yorkshire.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Back of Horton Road, Bradford, Yorkshire (1841).|
See Muster below (1851).
|Physical Description||Height: not stated. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.|
Marks or Scars: Small scar on the right side of upper lip.
|Marriage date and place||1st: Q4 1857 Bradford District, Yorkshire.|
2nd: 10 Apr 1873 Registry Office, Adelaide, South Australia.
|Spouse||1st: Mary EDE (HEAD). Died 1911, Pinjarra, Western Australia.|
2nd: Rachel BISSON.
William b. 1859 Bradford District, Yorkshire. Died 1860 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry b. 1860 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1862 (d. 1864), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edith Rachel b. 1873 (d. 1874), Kensington, South Australia.
Annie b. 1875, Portland Estate, South Australia.
Rosanna b. 1877, Kensington, South Australia. Died 1877 Inman Valley, South Australia.
|Death date and place||30 Oct 1889 Adelaide, South Australia (as Sutliff).|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||50th (The Queen’s Own) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1951 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||18 Dec 1841 Bradford, York.|
|Service/Campaigns||East Indies 5 years 8 months.|
Turkey & Crimea 2 years 3 months.
|Musters||1851 Ashton under Lyne [WO12-6143].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Gwalior Star, Punniar.|
Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) clasps Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Pte. Richard Sutcliffe states that in the year 1843 when on the march from Calcutta to Cawnpore (624 miles) he first perceived veins in the legs began to swell and since that period they have been increasing in size, and he has also suffered from ulcers on both legs which now occasionally open when he takes any hard exercise.|
On the 21st Dec 1845 at the Station of Feroseshah [sic] in India, he received a bayonet wound in the centre and front of the right thigh, he also received some injury to the left thumb and index fingers at the falling of the Barracks at Ludiana [sic], but the injuries do not interfere with the free use of either the limb or hand.
Disability caused by military service & climate. Unfit for further service.
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||13 Apr 1857 Dublin.|
|Length of Service||15 years 117 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1546/124.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Gibbert Lane, Halifax.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Halifax (1857). Coalhouse Port Battery, Tilbury (1859). Western Australia (1866). Adelaide (1867-1879).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||SA Chronicle 22 Feb 1879. Click here for report of fire.|
SA Register 3 Apr 1879 (see sidebar).
|Departure from WA||c. 1867 left for Adelaide, vessel unknown.|