PERSONAL DETAILS William THOMPSON
Birth date and place c. 1823 St John’s, Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place Indistinguishable (New Zealand?).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 20th (East Devonshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2089 Private.
Attestation date and place 7 Apr 1842 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/Campaigns Bermuda 4 years 291 days.
North America 6 years 56 days.
Crimea 1 year 272 days.
Musters 1851 Montreal, Canada [WO12-3724].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Disabled for service by lameness of left leg, resulting from extensive exfoliation of lower portion of Tibia, and adherent cicatrix on anterior and lower part of leg, from previous ulceration. States that last November [1855] ulceration commenced without any apparent cause, and rapidly extended.
Unfit for service [Chatham 3 July 1856].
Extensive disease of the left tibia followed by exfoliation of a portion of the bone to the extent of nearly 4 inches – says disease “came by itself” [27 Nov 1862].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Jul 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 14 years 113 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1459/93.
Post Discharge Residence Limerick.
Post Discharge Pension District Limerick (1856). Adelaide (1864). Auckland April 1875).
Pension Amount 7d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lord Raglan.
Departure and Arrival 05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Left for Adelaide c. 1864, date and vessel unknown.