Gray, Alexander

Name/AliasAlexander GRAY
Birth date and placec. 1822 Largo, Fife, Scotland.
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Civil Census Residences
TradeSlater & Bricklayer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark.
Marriage date and place1862 Fremantle, Western Australia (tentative).
SpouseHarriet HAWKINS (tentative).
ChildrenHarriet Agnes b. 1866, Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland (tentative).
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Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#928 Sapper.
Attestation date and place17 Oct 1844 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
Service/CampaignsGibraltar 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.
MustersWO11-124 12th Company, Gibraltar (1851).
WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Sep 1855.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Nov 1856.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Apr 1861.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalParalysis 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 MartialNone.
Discharge date and place26 Feb 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service18 years 133 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1361-12.
Post Discharge ResidenceParish of Largo, Fife, Scotland.
Pension DistrictPerth, Scotland (1863).
Pension1/6d. increased to 1/8d. per diem.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.86].
Champion Bay (Geraldton) Convict Depot Oct to Nov 1861.
Subscriptions to FundsIndian Relief Fund 1858.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.