George, Henry

Name/AliasHenry GEORGE
Birth date and placec. 1814 Marylebone, London, Middlesex.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesSee Muster below (1841).
6 Portland Street, Portsea, Hampshire (1851).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: light grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place15 Jan 1843 St Margaret of Antioch, Rochester, Kent.
SpouseMargaret KENNEDY.
ChildrenWilliam b. 1844, Chatham, Kent.
Henry A b. 1845/46, Dublin, Ireland. (Or tentatively Henry Allen 1845 Chatham).
Thomas b. 1848, Gibraltar.
Mary Elizabeth b. 1853 (d.1854), Fremantle, Western Australia.
James Robert b. 1855, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1465 Private.
Attestation date and place26 Nov 1832 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsMauritius 4 years 10 months.
Cape of Good Hope 1 year 4 months.
Gibraltar 2 years.
Western Australia 3 years 5 months.
MustersWO11-91 2nd Company, Grahamstown, Cape of Good Hope (1841).
WO11-130 (1852) TO wo11-142 (1855) Western Australia.
PromotionsPrivate to 2nd Corporal 18 Apr 1846.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 14 Apr 1847.
Corporal to Sergeant 10 Jul 1850.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesNone.
Casualty/MedicalIn Gibraltar in 1850, he first became attacked with Asthma, he has since been 3 years and 9 months in Western Australia where it has gradually increased, and for which he was invalided in March last [1855]. Disability caused by his military service.
Admitted as inpatient to Chelsea Hospital on 1 Jan 1872. Reverted to outpatient on 1 Mar 1873.
Regimental Court Martial28 Apr 1842 at Woolwich. Absent without leave. Convicted and sentenced ten days imprisonment 23 Apr to 7 May 1842.
Discharge date and place14 Aug 1855 Woolwich.
Length of Service22 years 214 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1360-229.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Pension District2nd West London (1855). Woolwich (1858).
Royal Chelsea Hospital Returns for Pension Payments [WO22-296] record Henry George in Nova Scotia Station 1871-1875, but the page is blank.  This does not equate with his entry into Chelsea Hospital in 1872 or his outpatient status in 1873.
Pension1/7½d. per diem.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portland 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.80]
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper articlesInquirer & Commercial News 7 Mar 1855.
Ship ex-WADevonshire.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 5 Mar 1855 for Cape of Good Hope and London.