PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasEmanuel Stempson GITSHAM
Birth date and place1817, Broad Clist, Exeter, Devon.
Baptism date and place23 Feb 1817, Poltimore Parish Church, Devon.
Civil Census ResidencesVillage, Broad Clist, Devon (1841).
Clay Steps, Chardstock, Dorset (1871).
New Buildings, Broad Clist, Devon (1881).
New Buildings, Broad Clyst, Devon (1891).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeMason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place10 Mar 1845, Gibraltar.
SpouseMary HONEY.
ChildrenMary Catherine 14 Feb 1847, Gibraltar.
Alan 27 Jul 1850, Gibraltar.
Malena 25 Apr 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Emily 31 Mar 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edwin 26 Oct 1861, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and placeDecember 1899, Broadclyst, Devon.
Burial date and place13 Dec 1899 Broadclyst Parish, Devon.
Will and ProbateNone.
Newspaper articleExeter & Plymouth Gazette 28 Apr 1870, col. 3: Extensive Fire at Broadclist.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#442 Sapper.
Attestation date and place14 Sep 1841 Exeter, Devon.
Service/Campaigns6 Jul 1842 Gibraltar, 8 years 2 months.
28 Sep 1850 Woolwich.
17 Dec 1851 Western Australia, 10 years 10 months.
MustersWO11-123 2nd Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions2nd Corporal 1 Apr 1846.
Corporal  1 Aug 1847.
Sergeant 15 Aug 1855.
Color Sergeant 1 Jan 1861.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTwo Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
One entry in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place6 Nov 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 54 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1360-246.
Post Discharge ResidenceBroad Clist near Exeter.
Pension DistrictAberdeen (1862). Exeter (1862).
Pension2/- per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.81].
Port Gregory (Lynton) Convict Depot May 1853 to Mar 1854.
Subscriptions to FundsNightingale Fund 1857.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.