PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasEdward Coysgarne SIM.
Birth date and place8 Apr 1838, 33 Mecklenburgh Square, St Pancras, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place7 Jul 1838 St John the Evangelist Church, Lambeth, Surrey.
Civil Census Residences33 Mecklenburgh Square, St Pancras, Middlesex (1841).
Engineers House, Minster in Sheppy, Sheerness, Kent (1881).
ProfessionOfficer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.
Decorations & MembershipsAdmitted Merchant Taylors’ Hall 7 Feb 1877.
Freedom of the City of London 21 Feb 1877.
Marriage date and place3 Nov 1863 St George Hanover Square, London.
SpouseAlice Frances Howley KINGSMILL.
ChildrenArthur Coysgarne 1865, Curragh Camp, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.
Alice Maud 1867, Curragh Camp, Newbridge, Kildare, Ireland.
Edmund Howley 1868, Queenstown, Cork, Ireland.
Death date and place21 Oct 1900 Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Residence 69 Ermins Mansions, Westminster, Middlesex.
Burial date and place25 Oct 1900 Kingston on Thames, Surrey.
Will and Probate12 Nov 1900 Probate, London Registry. Effects £9011 9s. 6d.
Death Notices & ObituariesWestern Gazette 26 Oct 1900.
Hampshire Advertiser 27 Oct 1900.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers.
Service No. and RankCadet Company.
Attestation date and place20 Dec 1854, Woolwich, Kent.
Service at Home & AbroadSee WO25-3913 in sidebar.
Promotions2nd Lieutenant 20 Dec 1854.
1st Lieutenant 13 Jan 1855.
2nd Captain 31 Dec 1861.
1st Captain 4 Mar 1868.
Major 5 Jul 1872.
Lieutenant Colonel 3 Nov 1879.
Colonel Brevet 3 Nov 1883.
Major General (Hon) 3 Nov 1884.
Courts Martial (and type)None.
Discharge date and place3 Nov 1884 Brighton, Sussex.
Length of Service29 years 318 days.
Retirement Pay: £450 per annum. £150 annuity.
Statement of Services ReferenceWO25-3913-265.
Post Discharge Residence
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WASupervisor of convicts on public works.
Subscriptions to FundsIndian Relief Fund June 1858.
Land AcquisitionNone.
Ship ex-WALincelles. 
Departure date and destination27 Apr 1862, Cape of Good Hope and London.