|Birth date and place||23 Jun 1820 New Battle, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place||9 Jul 1820 New Battle Midlothian, Scotland.|
|Civil Census Residences||Watermans Fields, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent, England (1851).|
Church Lane, Aldershot, Farnham, Surrey, England (1871).
Cowgate, 256, Old Church, Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland (1881).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1961).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 2 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: sandy.|
|Marriage date and place||1st: Unknown.|
2nd: 14 Nov 1853 Fremantle Academy, Fremantle, Western Australia.
|Spouse||1st: Rachel ?|
2nd: Margaret DOWNS (widow of ? HALL).
|Children||1st marriage: Elizabeth b. 1850, Scotland.|
Unnamed child [Barker:58].
|Death date and place||13 Jan 1882, 1 Pipe Street, Portobello, Edinburgh.|
Cause of death: (1) Bronchitis, asthma and heart disease 8 years ; no medical attendance (death certificate).
(2) Died in a fit; no medical certificate. (Procurator Fiscal’s Office, Register of Corrected Entries).
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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||#1959 Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||17 Oct 1839 Edinburgh, Midlothian.|
|Service/Campaigns||Cape of Good Hope 8 years 7 months.|
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
|Musters||WO11-93 10th Company, Cape of Good Hope (1841).|
WO11-124 10th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||South Africa Medal, Kaffir War 1847.|
Two Good Conduct Badges.
22 regimental offences.
|Discharge date and place||20 Nov 1862 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||23 years 35 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1360-53.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Dalkeith, near Edinburgh.|
|Pension||1/- 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.58]|
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|