|Birth date and place||c.1819 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.|
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|Civil Census Residences||Kensington Palace Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).|
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: fair.|
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|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#22 Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||21 Mar 1840 Edinburgh, Midlothian.|
|Service/Campaigns||Cape of Good Hope 8 years 7 months.|
Western Australia 9 years 2 months.
|Musters||WO11-93 10th Company, Cape of Good Hope (1841).|
WO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||South Africa Medal Kaffir Wars 1843-1847.|
|Other Awards & Prizes||The Great Exhibition 1851.|
Bronze Medal and Present.
|Courts Martial||Tried and imprisoned for Habitual Drunkenness 4 Sep to 8 Oct 1855.|
Tried and imprisoned for Habitual Drunkenness 29 Oct 1859 to 27 Feb 1860.
Tried and imprisoned for being Drunk 9 Nov to 11 Dec 1861.
Imprisoned by Commanding Officer 31 Dec 1861 to 1 Jan 1862.
Forty-seven Regimental offences.
|Civil Court||Arrest Warrant issued 8 Jun 1859.|
Committed for trial July Quarter Sessions Perth, 1859.
Selling government timber and employing convicts in cutting and sawing it. Acquitted.
|Discharge date and place||6 Nov 1862 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||22 years 93 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1359-182.|
|Post Discharge Residence||87 Green, Aberdeen, Scotland.|
|Pension District||Aberdeen (1862). Dundee (1863). 2nd Glasgow (1864).|
|Pension||8½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||(1) Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.|
(2) Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Instructing Warder [Barker p.30-31].|
North Fremantle Convict Depot Sep 1853 to Apr 1854.
Wreck Diver [Connolly Vol.2, p.57].
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 1 Jul 1859.|
|Ship ex-WA||(1) Esmeralda. See Crimean War Connection.|
|Departure date and destination||(1) Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.|
(2) Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.