Birth date and place 22 Sep 1834 Southwark, London, England.
Baptism date and place 25 Dec 1834 St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
 Mint Street, St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey (1841).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Lydia WHITE.
Children Walter Henry b. 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Jane b. 1865 (d.1865), Perth, Western Australia.
Henry James b. 1866, Perth, Western Australia.
Lydia Jane b. 1868, Albany, Western Australia.
Thomas Breaksea b. 1871, Breaksea Island, Western Australia.
Frances Mary b. 1874, Albany, Western Australia.
Death date and place 28 Apr 1893 Albany, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Suicide [M S James].
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) Rifle Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank #4396 Private.
Attestation date and place 28 Nov 1854 Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Service/Campaigns Embarked for the East of Europe 8 Feb 1855.
Malta & Crimea 8 months.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. Minor actions at Sebastopol. 28 June 1855.
Disabled by partial loss of power of right hand and arm after fracture of both bones of forearm about their centre by a grapeshot on 28th June in the Cemetery [Sebastopol]. The ball struck the arm obliquely and appears to have injured the Ulna more than the Radius. Both bones are greatly curved at the seat of fracture. He also states that by the concussion the Humerus of the same arm was fractured in 2 places. Of this however there is no very direct [? ]. States that 2 pieces of bone came away from the forearm.
Unfit for further service [Chatham December 26th 1855].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 29 Apr 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 1 year 152 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1697/12.
Post Discharge Residence 2nd West London (1856).
Post Discharge Pension District Kensington.
Pension Amount 9d. per diem.
Patriotic Fund. 
Ship Palmerston. 
Departure and Arrival 10 Nov 1860 Portland; 11 Feb 1861 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force to 31 Dec 1870.
Lighthouse Keeper, Breaksea Island, Albany, Western Australia.
Land Grant/Purchase 1 Feb 1878 Albany Lot 7, 3 acres (grant).  See sidebar.
Subscriptions Greenough Fire Fund 1864.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.