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- Walker, William
|PERSONAL DETAILS||William WALKER|
|Birth date and place||c. 1836 Liverpool, Lancashire, England.|
Notes on variable birth years:
c. 1836. Army Attestation document (see sidebar) indicates 17 years in September 1853.
c. 1835. Statement signed by Commanding Officer of Royal Cumberland Regiment of Militia
(see sidebar) indicates 18 years 8 months in November 1853.
c. 1826. South Australian Death Registration transcription indicates 75 years on 15 August 1901.
c. 1832 Hindmarsh Cemetery record indicates 69 years on 17 August 1901.
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Army Attestation: Height: 5 ft. 5 7/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.|
Army Discharge: Height: 5 ft. 5 7/8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: dark brown.
Militia Document: 5 ft. 4 ins. Complexion: ruddy. Eyes: hazel.
|Marriage date and place||NOTE: All information relating to marriages and children is based on the people named Walker buried in the same gravesite in Hindmarsh Cemetery.|
1st: c. 1855.
2nd: 9 Jan 1882 United Methodist Free Church, Adelaide, South Australia.
|Spouse||1st: Ann ? (died 14 Dec 1880 Brompton, South Australia).|
2nd: Mary Jane TAYLOR (widow of Charles STRATMAN/STREETMAN).
|Children||1st marriage: James b. 1856 outside Australia, d. 1880, Hindmarsh, South Australia.|
John Hugh b. & d. 1883, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Susannah b. 1884 & d. 1892, Brompton Park, South Australia.
|Death date and place||15 Aug 1901 Taylor Street, Brompton Park, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place||17 Aug 1901 Hindmarsh Cemetery, South Australia.|
Eastern Area, Row F, Grave 11.
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||The Advertiser 17 Aug 1901.|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Cumberland Militia. 12 Sep 1853 transferred to|
48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment. 14 Mar 1854 transferred to
9th (Derbyshire) Regiment.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#603 (Militia) Volunteer.|
#2886 (48th) Private.
#3107 (95th) Private.
|Attestation date and place||9 Mar 1853 (Militia).|
12 Sep 1853 Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland (48th Regiment).
|Service/Campaigns||Turkey & Crimea 10 months.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. Second Battle of Inkermann. 5 November 1854.|
Disabled by contraction of right elbow and partial loss of power of forearm and hand after gunshot wound received at Inkerman. Humerus fractured above elbow.
Unfit for the service [Chatham 23rd May 1855].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||26 Jun 1855 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||269 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1666/38.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Carlisle.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Carlisle (1855). 1st Edinburgh (1856). Carlisle (1857). Adelaide (1865).|
|Pension Amount||10d. per diem.|
1 Mar 1897 War Office correspondence refusing increase,
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 25 Aug 1865.|
Wallaroo Times 13 Sep 1865.
Departure from WA
|Harriet Hope (see sidebar, tentative).|
Dep. 23 Aug 1865 Fremantle; Arr. 11 Sep 1865 Adelaide.
Recorded as ‘J Walker’. This could be an error for ‘W Walker’, or could be ‘James Walker’ (son) per children above.