|PERSONAL DETAILS||Robert THOMPSON|
|Birth date and place||16 Jul 1828 Dromore, Down, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|45 Lower Wood Street, Woolwich, Kent, England (1861).|
25 Catherine Street, Swansea, Glamorganshire, South Wales (1871).
See Muster below (1851).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1st: 29 Sep 1858 St Mary’s Church, Portsea, Hampshire.|
2nd: 1875 Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Spouse||1st: Eliza CAMPBELL (d. 1875, Western Australia).|
2nd: Elizabeth Ann EFFORD.
Robert James b. 1860, Woolwich, Kent.
William John b. 1866, Gibraltar.
Arthur b. 1868, Swansea, Glamorganshire, South Wales.
Alice Mary b. 1871, Swansea, Glamorganshire, South Wales.
Eliza Margaret b, 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William Henry b. 1878, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Alice Maude Ethel b. 1882 Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||31 Oct 1883 Convict Establishment (Fremantle Prison), Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||November 1883 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.|
|Will and Probate||Letters of Administration 23 Nov 1883. Probate in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 1 Nov 1883.|
Inquirer & Commercial News 7 Nov 1883.
The Herald 10 Nov 1883.
|Regiment(s)||Royal Artillery. 1 May 1867 transferred to|
Royal Glamorgan Militia.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#21716 Gunner & Driver.|
|Attestation date and place||14 May 1846 Lisburn, Armagh.|
|Service/Campaigns||Canada 5 years 3 months.|
Crimea 10 months.
|Musters||1851 London West, Canada [WO10-2070].|
|Promotions||Gunner to Bombardier 19 Dec 1857.|
Bombardier to Corporal 13 Jul 1859.
Corporal to Sergeant 8 Dec 1866.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Awaiting Trial 17 Apr to 2 May 1850. Tried & Imprisoned 3 May to 13 Jun 1850.|
Awaiting Trial 6 to 7 Dec 1866. Tried & Reduced 8 Dec 1866. Sentence remitted.
Offences above unknown.
Entered 22 times in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||3 Dec 1867 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||21 years 81 days (including Militia service).|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1352/152.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Swansea, Glamorganshire, South Wales.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Cardiff (1867). Greenwich (1873).|
|Pension Amount||1/1½d. per diem. Increased to 1/8d. per diem on 28 Jan 1868.|
Increased to 1/10½d. per diem on 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||31 Oct 1873 Woolwich; 19 Feb 1874 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
Enrolled Guard, Fremantle from 11 Nov 1880 until death 1883.
|Land Grant/Purchase||24 Aug 1883 North Fremantle Lot P48 (grant).|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|