|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: 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.|
|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.
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.|