|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).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||Indistinguishable (New Zealand?).|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|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].|
|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  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|
|Departure and Arrival||05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
|Departure from WA||Left for Adelaide c. 1864, date and vessel unknown.|