Name/Alias Charles MILSOM
Birth date and place 6 Jul 1819 Bedminster, Somerset, England.
Baptism date and place Jul 1819 St John’s Church, Bedminster, Somerset, England.
Civil Census Residences 13 Middle Street, Brompton, Kent (1851).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).Dorcas Milsom (widow) and various children at 17 New Street, Bideford, Devon
(1871, 1881 and 1891).
Trade Smith (Blacksmith).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: dark. Hair: brown. Eyes: brown.
Marks or Scars: Name on left arm.
Marriage date and place c. 1843 Gibraltar (no record extant).
Spouse Dorcas Maria GARLAND.
Children Charles b. 1844, Gibraltar.
Harriett Maria b. 1846, Gibraltar.
Caroline b. 1847, Gibraltar.
Maria b. 1849, Woolwich, Kent.
John b. 1855, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Eliza b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 1866 Q1 Bideford, Devon.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #24 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 26 Mar 1840 Devonport, Devon.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 7 years 9 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
Musters WO11-92 7th Company, Captain Gordon’s Detachment, Gibraltar (1841).
WO11-124 11th Company, Chatham (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions & Reductions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 May 1853.
2nd Corporal to Sapper 3 Mar 1854.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Tried and reduced (to Sapper) for absence without leave 28 Feb to 2 Mar 1854.
Two Regimental offences (no details available).
Discharge date and place 27 Nov 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service 22 years 244 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1364-234.
Post Discharge Residence High Street, Bideford, Devon.
Pension 1/0½d. per diem.
Assistance to widow refused 9 Jun 1896 via Rev. R Granville.
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.152 see sidebar].
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 26 Dec 1851.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.