Henderson, Edmund Y W

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Name/AliasEdmund Yeamans  Walcott HENDERSON, K.C.B.
Birth date and place19 Apr 1821 Muddiford, Hampshire, England.
Baptism date and place27 Sep 1821 All Saints Church, Harbridge, Hampshire, England.
Civil Census ResidencesIsle 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).
ProfessionOfficer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.
Inspector General of Military Prisons 1863.
Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [London] 1869-1886.
Decorations & MembershipsC.B. (Companion of the Bath).
K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
Marriage date and place1st: 1848 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
2nd: 5 Aug 1857 All Saints Church, Allhallows, Hoo, Kent, England.
Spouse1st: Mary MURPHY d. 1855.
2nd: Maria Elizabeth HINDLE d. Oct 1896.
Children1st 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 place8 Dec 1896, 4 Gledhow Gardens, South Kensington, Middlesex.
Burial date and place11 Dec 1896 Crosthwaite, Cumberland.
Will and Probate12 Jan 1897 Probate, London Registry. Effects £6,380 13s. 3d.
Death Notices & ObituariesLondon Times 10 Dec 1896 p.8.
West Australian 21 Jan 1897.
Inquirer & Commercial News 22  Jan 1897.
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers.
Service No. and Rank2nd Lieutenant, Cadet Company.
Attestation date and place16 Jun 1838 Woolwich, Kent.
Service at Home & AbroadSee WO25-3913 in sidebar.
Promotions2nd 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 place11 Oct 1864.
Length of Service26 years 117 days.
Retirement Pay: Half pay and sale of commission.
Statement of Services ReferenceWO25-3913-121.
Post Discharge ResidencePaddington, London (tentative).
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portsmouth 4 Mar 1850. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jun 1850.
Occupations post-arrival in WAComptroller General of Convicts: 1 Feb 1850 to 25 Feb 1856; 1 Feb 1858 to 14 Jan 1863.
AchievementsWork 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-WA1st: Esmeralda.
2nd: York.
Departure date and destination1st: 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.


Perhaps Henderson’s greatest achievement of all – Fremantle Prison