PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasWilliam RUSE 
Birth date and place26 Mar 1821 Launceston, Cornwall, England.
Baptism date and place13 Apr 1821 Launceston Circuit, Wesleyan Church, Cornwall.
Civil Census ResidencesFore? 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 OccupationMason.
Gatekeeper (1871).
Sluice Opener Labourer (1891).
Physical Description
Marriage date and place1844 Q4, Greenwich District, Kent.
SpouseHannah BARRETT.
ChildrenCharles 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 place1911 Q2, Gillingham District, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2230 Sapper.
Attestation date and place10 Jan 1849 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 10 years 9 months.
MustersWO11-126 21st Company, Chatham & Portsmouth (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal Oct 1860.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Jul 1862.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Aug 1865.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesLong Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place1 Feb 1870 Carlisle Fort, Cork.
Length of Service21 years +.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
Some information from Army Paybook in possession of ancestry.com member.
Post Discharge Residence1st East London (1870).  Dorchester (Jul 1873).
Pension1/7½d. per diem.  Stoppages of 15/- (1871).
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder.
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot Feb 1852 to Dec 1855.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 24 Dec 1851.
Inquirer & Commercial News 30 Apr 1862.
Ship ex-WALincelles. 
Departure date and destinationDep Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.