|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).
|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: 1877 Woolwich [Q2 Woolwich Vol. 1d, p. 1352].
|Spouse||1st: Mary Ann BUDGELL (widow of George Melverton).
2nd: Ellen Marie L. HANDLEY.
|Children of 1st Marriage||Mary Ann b. 1851, Woolwich, Kent.
Harriett b. 1855, Bunbury, Western Australia.
Walter b. 1857, Bunbury, Western Australia.
Charles b. 1859, Cape Town, South Africa (possibly at sea).
Charlotte b. 1864, Montreal, Canada.
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|Will and Probate|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|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.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Five Good Conduct Badges.|
|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||14d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|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.
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Ship ex-WA||Robert Morrison.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|