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PERSONAL DETAILS William THISTLE
Birth date and place  c.1835.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA  Bricklayer.
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.
Spouse  None.
Children  None.
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.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)  11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars.
Regiment No. and Rank  #1680 Private.
Attestation date and place  09 June 1854 Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.
Service/Campaigns  Crimea.
Musters
Promotions  None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
No Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical
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)
Civil Court
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
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival 23 Sep1857 Plymouth; 01 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Convict.
Bricklayer, Champion Bay.
Land Grant/Purchase
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA  Not applicable.