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PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Edmund Yeamans  Walcott HENDERSON, K.C.B.
Birth date and place 19 Apr 1821 Muddiford, Hampshire, England.
Baptism date and place 27 Sep 1821 All Saints Church, Harbridge, Hampshire, England.
Civil Census Residences Isle Aux Nix & St Johns, Canada (1841). [Army Muster 1st Company RE].
Residing in Fremantle, Western Australia (1851).
Residing in Fremantle, Western Australia (1861).
Bedford Hotel, Brighton, Sussex, England (1871).
4 Gledhow Gardens, Kensington, London (wife and family 1871).
No record of Edmund Y W (1881).
4 Gledhow Gardens, Kensington, London (wife and family 1881).
No record of Edmund Y W (1891).
Clarence Parade, Portsea, Hampshire (wife 1891).
Profession Officer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.
Inspector General of Military Prisons 1863.
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [London] 1869-1886.
Decorations & Memberships C.B. (Companion of the Bath).
K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
Marriage date and place 1st: 1848 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
2nd: 5 Aug 1857 All Saints Church, Allhallows, Hoo, Kent, England.
Spouse 1st: Mary MURPHY d. 1855.
2nd: Maria Elizabeth HINDLE d. Oct 1896.
Children 1st Marriage: Douglas Edmund Boyle 1849, Gravesend, Kent, England.
2nd Marriage:
Mary Augusta Walcott 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Maud 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Isabel Grace 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Ida 1862, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Beatrice 1864, London, Middlesex, England.
Mabel 1866, London, Middlesex, England.
Death date and place 8 Dec 1896, 4 Gledhow Gardens, South Kensington, Middlesex.
Burial date and place 11 Dec 1896 Crosthwaite, Cumberland.
Will and Probate 12 Jan 1897 Probate, London Registry. Effects £6,380 13s. 3d.
Death Notices & Obituaries London Times 10 Dec 1896 p.8.
West Australian 21 Jan 1897.
Inquirer & Commercial News 22  Jan 1897.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers.
Service No. and Rank 2nd Lieutenant, Cadet Company.
Attestation date and place 16 Jun 1838 Woolwich, Kent.
Service at Home & Abroad See WO25-3913 in sidebar.
Promotions 2nd Lieutenant 16 Jun 1838.
1st Lieutenant 1 Apr 1841.
2nd Captain 22 Apr 1847.
1st Captain 20 Jun 1854.
Major Brevet 26 Oct 1858.
Lieutenant Colonel 26 Mar 1862.
Lieutenant Colonel (half pay) 11 Oct 1864.
Courts Martial (and type) None.
Discharge date and place 11 Oct 1864.
Length of Service 26 years 117 days.
Retirement Pay: Half pay and sale of commission.
Statement of Services Reference WO25-3913-121.
Post Discharge Residence Paddington, London (tentative).
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Scindian.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portsmouth 4 Mar 1850. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jun 1850.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Comptroller General of Convicts: 1 Feb 1850 to 25 Feb 1856; 1 Feb 1858 to 14 Jan 1863.
Achievements Work performed by Convict Labour, from the arrival of the Scindian in June 1850, to November 30, 1862 is set out in a Memorandum of Work.
Ship ex-WA 1st: Esmeralda.
2nd: York.
Departure date and destination 1st: Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.
2nd: Dep. Fremantle 7 Feb 1863 to Madras en route to England.