PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasColin Campbell MATHESON 
Birth date and place27 Jul 1838 Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesGooseberry Hall, Farm Road, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1851).
TradeMiner.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place30 Jan 1861 Perth, Western Australia.
SpouseMary RYAN.
ChildrenAgnes Catherine b. 1861, Perth, Western Australia.
Elizabeth Campbell b. 1863, Guildford, Western Australia (twin).
Marion Campbell b. 1863, Guildford, Western Australia (twin).
Angus Stuart b. 1865, Guildford, Western Australia.
Colin Campbell b. 1868, Albany, Western Australia.
Thomas George b. 1869, Albany, Western Australia.
John Tunney b. 1871 (d.1872), Albany, Western Australia.
Death date and place9 Apr 1872 Albany, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Apoplexy of the lungs. Inquest 10 Apr 1872.
Burial date and placeApr 1872 St John the Apostle & Evangelist, Albany, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2983 Sapper.
Attestation date and place
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 4 years.
MustersWO11-158 (1858) to WO11-203 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Other Awards & Prizes
Casualty/Medical
Courts Martial
Discharge date and place7 Jan 1862 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Service
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge ResidencePerth, Western Australia.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipNile. 
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.150, see sidebar].
Bookkeeper, General Store, Guildford.
Assistant Warder at Albany from January 1866 to February 1872.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land; no evidence that land was acquired.
Ship ex-WANot applicable.
Departure date and destinationNot applicable.