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|PERSONAL DETAILS||William THISTLE|
|Birth date and place||c.1835.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5’71/2″. Hair: light brown. Eyes: grey. Face: oval. Complexion: fresh. Build; middling stout. Distinguishing marks: very deeply pock-marked.|
|Marriage date and place||Single.|
|Death date and place||01 March 1864, Geraldton, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||Geraldton (Victoria District).|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Inquirer and Commercial News 06 April 1864.|
|Regiment(s)||11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1680 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||09 June 1854 Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
No Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial|
|District Courts Martial|
|General Courts Martial||09 June 1856, Sevastopol.|
|Discharge date and place||June 1856, Sevastopol.|
|Length of Service|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||None.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Guard Tent (17 days). On board ship (28 days).|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Not applicable.|
|Pension Amount||Not applicable.|
|CONVICTIONS (convicts only)|
|Crime||Unnatural conduct with a Turk.|
|Trial||09 June 1856 Camp Sevastopol.|
|Sentence||To be hanged. Commuted to transportation for life.|
|Prison and Register #||Millbank, 19 July 1856, #3060 (10 months 1 day).
Portland, 20 May 1857, #7072.
|WA Convict #||4594.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||05 July 1861.|
|WA Certificate of Freedom||None.|
|WA Conditional Pardon||None.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||23 Sep1857 Plymouth; 01 Jan 1858 Fremantle.|
Bricklayer, Champion Bay.
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|