PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Alexander GRAY
Birth date and place c. 1822 Largo, Fife, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Trade Slater & Bricklayer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place 1862 Fremantle, Western Australia (tentative).
Spouse Harriet HAWKINS (tentative).
Children Harriet Agnes b. 1866, Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland (tentative).
Death date and place
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #928 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 17 Oct 1844 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 7 years 8 months.
Turkey and the Crimea 10 months.  Was present at the demolition of the docks before Sebastopol 1855-56.
Western Australia 4 years 9 months.
Musters WO11-124 12th Company, Gibraltar (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Sep 1855.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Nov 1856.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Apr 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical Paralysis of right side and defective sight and articulation contracted in Western Australia from exposure to the sun on survey in that country.  Disability not aggravated as far as known by vice or misconduct.  Unfit for further service on account of impaired speech and loss of memory as a result of sunstroke.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 26 Feb 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service 18 years 133 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1361-12.
Post Discharge Residence Parish of Largo, Fife, Scotland.
Pension District Perth, Scotland (1863).
Pension 1/6d. increased to 1/8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.86].
Subscriptions to Funds Indian Relief Fund 1858.
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.