PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Emanuel Stempson GITSHAM
Birth date and place 1817, Broad Clist, Exeter, Devon.
Baptism date and place 23 Feb 1817, Poltimore Parish Church, Devon.
Civil Census Residences Village, 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).
Trade Mason.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 10 Mar 1845, Gibraltar.
Spouse Mary HONEY.
Children Mary 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 place December 1899, Broadclyst, Devon.
Burial date and place 13 Dec 1899 Broadclyst Parish, Devon.
Will and Probate None.
Newspaper article Exeter & Plymouth Gazette 28 Apr 1870, col. 3: Extensive Fire at Broadclist.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #442 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 14 Sep 1841 Exeter, Devon.
Service/Campaigns 6 Jul 1842 Gibraltar, 8 years 2 months.
28 Sep 1850 Woolwich.
17 Dec 1851 Western Australia, 10 years 10 months.
Musters WO11-123 2nd Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions 2nd Corporal 1 Apr 1846.
Corporal  1 Aug 1847.
Sergeant 15 Aug 1855.
Color Sergeant 1 Jan 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Two Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
One entry in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place 6 Nov 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 54 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1360-246.
Post Discharge Residence Broad Clist near Exeter.
Pension District Aberdeen (1862). Exeter (1862).
Pension 2/- per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.81].
Port Gregory (Lynton) Convict Depot May 1853 to Mar 1854.
Subscriptions to Funds Nightingale Fund 1857.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.