PERSONAL DETAILSWilliam THOMPSON
Birth date and placec. 1823 St John’s, Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
See Muster below (1851).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and placeIndistinguishable (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 place7 Apr 1842 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/CampaignsBermuda 4 years 291 days.
North America 6 years 56 days.
Crimea 1 year 272 days.
Musters1851 Montreal, Canada [WO12-3724].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalDisabled 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place29 Jul 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service14 years 113 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1459/93.
Post Discharge ResidenceLimerick.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictLimerick (1856). Adelaide (1864). Auckland April 1875).
Pension Amount7d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLord Raglan.
Departure and Arrival05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WALeft for Adelaide c. 1864, date and vessel unknown.