Walker, William

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Birth date and placec. 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
Occupations pre-WAShoemaker.
Physical DescriptionArmy 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 placeNOTE: 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.
Spouse1st: Ann ? (died 14 Dec 1880 Brompton, South Australia).
2nd: Mary Jane TAYLOR (widow of Charles STRATMAN/STREETMAN).
Children1st marriage: James b. 1856 outside Australia, d. 1880, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
2nd marriage:
John Hugh b. & d. 1883, Hindmarsh, South Australia.
Susannah b. 1884 & d. 1892, Brompton Park, South Australia.
Death date and place15 Aug 1901 Taylor Street, Brompton Park, South Australia.
Burial date and place17 Aug 1901 Hindmarsh Cemetery, South Australia.
Eastern Area, Row F, Grave 11.
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesThe 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 place9 Mar 1853 (Militia).
12 Sep 1853 Carlisle Barracks, Cumberland (48th Regiment).
Service/CampaignsTurkey & Crimea 10 months.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place26 Jun 1855 Chatham.
Length of Service269 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1666/38.
Post Discharge ResidenceCarlisle.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictCarlisle (1855). 1st Edinburgh (1856). Carlisle (1857). Adelaide (1865).
Pension Amount10d. per diem.
1 Mar 1897 War Office correspondence refusing increase,
Patriotic Fund.
Departure and Arrival29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth 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.