PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasSamuel MORGAN
Birth date and place27 Jun 1824 Mothecombe, Holbeton, Yealmpton, Devon, England.
Baptism date and place1824 All Saints Church, Holbeton, Devon, England.
Civil Census ResidencesNewton Down Farm, Newton Ferrers, Plympton St Mary, Devon (1841).
Brompton Barracks, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent (1861).
Cottage, Revelstoke, Plympton St Mary, Devon (1871).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
TradeStonemason.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: chestnut.
Marriage date and placeUnmarried.
SpouseUnmarried.
ChildrenNone.
Death date and placeMarch 1873 Revelstoke, Devon.
Burial date and place16 Mar 1873 Revelstoke St Peter Cemetery, Devon.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2026 Sapper.
Attestation date and place10 Jun 1848 Devonport, Devon.
10 Jun 1860 Curragh, re-engagement for nine years 10 months.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 4 years 5 months.
Malta 1 years 7 months.
Gibraltar 2 years.
MustersWO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich & Detachment, Kensington (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-192, 31st Company, Chatham (1861).
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalChronic rheumatism from foreign service. Debility of foot joints etc. (?).
Unable to contribute. Not from vice etc.
Courts MartialNone.
Twice entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place20 Apr 1869 Chatham.
Length of Service20 years 315 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1362-218.
Post Discharge ResidenceNo. 4 King Street, Dawlish, Devon.
Pension12d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMarion.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portland 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 15 Aug 1856.
Ship ex-WAEsmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.