PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias William RUSE 
Birth date and place 26 Mar 1821 Launceston, Cornwall, England.
Baptism date and place 13 Apr 1821 Launceston Circuit, Wesleyan Church, Cornwall.
Civil Census Residences Fore? Street, St Mary Magdalene’s Parish, Launceston, Cornwall (1841).
{Mill Dam Barracks, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
{Wife and children: 8 Hanover Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire (1851).
19 Richards Street, Poplar, London (1871).
21 Barden Road, Tunbridge, Kent (1881).
Sheerness Barracks, Sheppey Island, Sheerness, Kent (1891).
71 Judd Road, Tunbridge, Kent (1901).
92 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent (1911). See sidebar.
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Trade or Occupation Mason.
Gatekeeper (1871).
Sluice Opener Labourer (1891).
Physical Description
Marriage date and place 1844 Q4, Greenwich District, Kent.
Spouse Hannah BARRETT.
Children Charles Thomas b. 1845, Deptford, Kent.
Elizabeth Ann b. 1847, Stonehouse, Devon.
Maria b. 1849 Brompton, Kent.
William b. 1851 (d.1851), Brompton, Kent.
Mary Anne b. 1853, Albany, Western Australia.
Caroline b. 1854, Albany, Western Australia.
James b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
William b. 1860, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Edward b. 1863, Brompton, Kent.
Frederick Valentine b. 1865, Aghada, Cork, Ireland.
Emily Cathline b. 1867 (d.1869), Queenstown, Cork, Ireland.
Charlotte b. 1870, Spike Island, Cork, Ireland.
Death date and place 1911 Q2, Gillingham District, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #2230 Sapper.
Attestation date and place 10 Jan 1849 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia 10 years 9 months.
Musters WO11-126 21st Company, Chatham & Portsmouth (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal Oct 1860.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Jul 1862.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Aug 1865.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 1 Feb 1870 Carlisle Fort, Cork.
Length of Service 21 years +.
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Some information from Army Paybook in possession of ancestry.com member.
Post Discharge Residence 1st East London (1870).  Dorchester (Jul 1873).
Pension 1/7½d. per diem.  Stoppages of 15/- (1871).
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder.
Stationed in Albany and Fremantle.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Inquirer & Commercial News 24 Dec 1851.
Inquirer & Commercial News 30 Apr 1862.
Ship ex-WA Lincelles. 
Departure date and destination Dep Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.