Name/Alias Thomas MURDOCH 
Birth date and place 6 May 1823 West Church, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 17 Simon Square, Newington, Edinburgh, Midlothian (1871).
27 Arthur Street, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian (1881).
27 Arthur Street, Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian (1891).
See Musters below (1841, 1851).
Trade Blacksmith.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: black.
Marriage date and place 17 Sep 1849 St Botolph without Bishopsgate, City of London.
Spouse Lavinia MILLS.
Children Lavinia 1867 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Death date and place after March 1891.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #337 Sappper.
Attestation date and place 24 May 1841 Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 6 years 4 months.
Western Australia 6 years 4 months.
Musters WO11-94 Detachment, Woolwich (1841).
WO11-126 Detachment, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1850) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 May 1859.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Jun 1861.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
16 Regimental offences.
Discharge date and place 28 Apr 1863 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 340 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1363-8.
Post Discharge Residence Convict Establishment Chatham.
Pension 1/2d. per diem.
Ship Scindian.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portsmouth 4 Mar 1850. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jun 1850.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.158, see sidebar]
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 7 Jun 1850.
Perth Gazette 15 Aug 1856.
Ship ex-WA Esmeralda.  See Crimean War Connection.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.