PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias William CROSSMAN, K.C.M.G.
Birth date and place 30 Jun 1830 Isleworth, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place 8 Aug 1830, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England.
Civil Census Residences Silver Street, Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland (1841).
131 Jermyn Street, St James, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
9 Notting Hill Square, Kensington, London (1861).
30 Harcourt Terrace, Kensington, London (1871).
30 Harcourt Terrace, Kensington, London (1881).
Pier Hotel, Southsea Terrace, Portsea Island, Hampshire (1891).
Profession Officer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.
Member of Parliament for Portsmouth (Liberal and Liberal Unionist).
Sheriff of Northumberland.
Justice of the Peace and Alderman.
Decorations & Memberships C.M.G. (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George).
K.C.M.G. (Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George).
A.M.I.C.E. (Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers).
F.R.G.S. (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society).
Marriage date and place 1st:  3 Mar 1855 Albany, Western Australia.
2nd: 29 Jun 1899 St Peter’s Parish Church, Pimlico, Middlesex.
Spouse 1st: Catharine Josephine MORLEY (d. 1898).
2nd: Anne Matilda RICHARDS.
Children Mary Catharine b. 1856, Chigwell, Essex.
Josephine Sarah Beatrice b. 1859, Croydon, Surrey.
Alice Margaret b. 1860, Kensington, London.
Lilian b. 1861, Notting Hill Square, Kensington, London.
Robert b. 1862, Camden Hill, Middlesex.
Laurance Morley b. 1865, Surbiton, Surrey.
Death date and place 19 Apr 1901 Belgravia Hotel, Victoria Street, London.
Burial date and place April 1901 St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island, Northumberland.
Will and Probate 5 Jun 1901 Probate, London Registry. Effects £54,972 14s. 5d.
Death Notices
Biography
Portsmouth Evening News 20 Apr 1901.
London Times 22 Apr 1901
Biography of Sir William Crossman
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers.
Service No. and Rank 2nd Lieutenant, Cadet Company.
Attestation date and place 19 Dec 1848 Woolwich, Kent.
Service at Home & Abroad See WO25-3913 in sidebar.
Promotions 2nd Lieutenant 19 Dec 1848.
1st Lieutenant 17 Feb 1854.
2nd Captain 12 Aug 1858.
1st Captain 5 Feb 1864.
Major 5 Jul 1872.
Lieutenant Colonel 11 Dec 1873.
Colonel Brevet 11 Dec 1878.
Colonel 6 May 1885.
Colonel (half pay) 1 Oct 1885.
Major General (Hon) 6 Jan 1886.
Courts Martial (and type) None.
Discharge date and place 6 Jan 1886.
Length of Service 38 years 18 days.
Retirement Pay: £600 per annum.
Statement of Services Reference WO25-3913-222.
Post Discharge Residence Portsmouth, Hampshire.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Marion.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portland 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Supervisor of convicts on public works.
Resident Magistrate at Albany 1854-1856 ?
For detail see Letter Books 1852-1855 [Acc 1543A Battye Library]
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Esmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.