Name/Alias Colin Campbell MATHESON 
Birth date and place 27 Jul 1838 Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Gooseberry Hall, Farm Road, Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland (1851).
Trade Miner.
Physical Description
Marriage date and place 30 Jan 1861 Perth, Western Australia.
Spouse Mary RYAN.
Children Agnes 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 place 9 Apr 1872 Albany, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Apoplexy of the lungs. Inquest 10 Apr 1872.
Burial date and place Apr 1872 St John the Apostle & Evangelist, Albany, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2983 Sapper.
Attestation date and place
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 4 years.
Musters WO11-158 (1858) to WO11-203 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Other Awards & Prizes
Courts Martial
Discharge date and place 7 Jan 1862 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Service
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Post Discharge Residence Perth, 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.150, see sidebar].
Bookkeeper, General Store, Guildford.
Assistant Warder at Albany from January 1866 to February 1872.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition Eligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land; no evidence that land was acquired.
Ship ex-WA Not applicable.
Departure date and destination Not applicable.