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PERSONAL DETAILS Charles WILSON
Birth date and place c.1815-1818.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Weaver.
Physical Description Height: 5’8″. Hair: grey. Eyes: grey. Face: oval. Complexion: dark. Build: middling stout. Distinguishing marks: cut across bridge of nose.
Marriage date and place Married (date and place unknown).
Spouse Eliza.
Children One (name and date/place of birth unknown).
Death date and place  03 May 1886, Invalid Depot, Mt Eliza, Perth, Western Australia.
Burial date and place  04 May 1886, East Perth Cemetery (C of E Reg.13876).
Will and Probate  None.
Death Notices and Obituaries  Inquirer and Commercial News 05 May 1886.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)  11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars.
Regiment No. and Rank  #1802 Private.
Attestation date and place  14 December 1854 London.
Service/Campaigns  Crimea.
Musters
Promotions  01 June 1855 Private to Corporal.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimean War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
No Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts Martial
District Courts Martial
General Courts Martial  26/27 December 1855, Sevastopol.
Discharge date and place  07 April 1856, Sevastopol.
Length of Service  1 year, 135 days to count; remainder forfeited.
Chelsea Pension Reference  None.
Post Discharge Residence  HQ Scutari (14 days). On board ship (2 months 15 days).
Post Discharge Pension District  Not applicable.
Pension Amount  Not applicable.
CONVICTIONS (convicts only)
Civil Court
Crime 10 December 1856 Murder
Trial  26 December 1856 Camp before Sevastopol.
Sentence  14 years transportation
Prison and Register # Millbank, 22 April 1856, #2520 (11 months 5 days).
WA Convict # 4523.
WA Ticket of Leave 26 March 1859.
WA Certificate of Freedom None.
WA Conditional Pardon  July 1861.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship  Nile.
Departure and Arrival 23 Sep 1857 Plymouth; 01 Jan 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Convict.
Groom, Perth.
Land Grant/Purchase
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA  Not applicable.