Name/Alias Charles BUCHANAN
Birth date and place c. 1826, Cowal, Glendaruel, Argyllshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Mount Street, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
School of Military Engineering, Brompton Barracks, Gillingham, Kent  (1871).
South Road, Erith, Dartford, Kent (1891).
Trade Shipwright/Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 1st: 10 Mar 1850 St Mary’s Church, Portsea, Hampshire.
2nd: 22 May 1877 Rectory Place Chapel, Woolwich, Kent.
Spouse 1st: Mary Ann BUDGELL (widow of George Melverton) d. 1871.
2nd: Ellen Maria Lamb HANDLEY.
Children of 1st Marriage Mary Ann b. 1851, Woolwich, Kent.
Harriett b. 1855, Bunbury, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1857, Bunbury, Western Australia.
Charles R M b. 1859, at Sea near Cape Town, South Africa.
Charlotte b. 1864, Montreal, Canada.
Death date and place 11 Oct 1896 Cancer Hospital, Fulham Road, Chelsea, London.
Cause of Death: Stricture of uretha; Chronic cystitis; Exhaustion.
Residence prior to death: 23 South Road, Erith, Kent.
Burial date and place 17 Oct 1896 Greenwich Cemetery.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #465 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 8 Oct 1847 Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia, 8 years 43 days.
British North America, 8 years 207 days.
Musters WO11-124 10th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-191 15th Company, Curragh Camp (1861).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-169 (1959) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Five Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial Tried and imprisoned for habitual drunkenness 31 Dec 1848 to 30 Jan 1849.
Twenty times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book but not since 1850.
Discharge date and place 11 Jul 1871 Chatham, England.
Length of Service 23 years 248 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1849-78.
Post Discharge Residence The Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Kent.
Pension District Woolwich.
Pension 14d. per diem.
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p. 26].
Toodyay Convict Depot Jan 1852 to Dec 1853.
Bunbury Convict Depot Nov 1854 to Dec 1855 (at least).
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Robert Morrison – 610 tons, built in Sunderland in 1853.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.