|Birth date and place||c. 1820 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Kensington Palace Barracks, St Margaret’s, Westminster, England (1851).
Family: Sapper Quarters, Opposite North Arch, Artillery Place, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
28 Balmono Street, Outer High or St Paul’s Central, Lanarkshire (1871).
129 Duke Street, Blackfriars, Glasgow, Lanarkshire (1881).
Duke Street, Blackfriars, Glasgow, Lanarkshire (1891).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Joiner and Undertaker (1871).
Coal Merchant (1881).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: light brown.|
|Marriage date and place||2 May 1843 St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham, Kent.|
|Children||William b. 1843, Scotland.
David b. 1845, Gibraltar, Spain.
Tasia? b. 1849, Gibraltar, Spain.
Mary b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Andrew b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Colin b. 1859, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1864, Medway District (tentative), England.
|Death date and place||After 1891. Indistinguishable in records.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#669 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||19 Apr 1842 Glasgow, Lanark.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 5 years 11 months.
Western Australia 10 years 10 months.
|Musters||WO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
|Promotions||Private to 2nd Corporal 15 Aug 1855.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Aug 1860.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Dec 1863.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Five Good Conduct Badges.|
|Other Awards & Prizes||The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
|Regimental Court Martial||Tried, sentenced and imprisoned for drunkenness 20 Feb to 27 Feb 1861.
Sentence for reduction in rank remitted.
Name entered once in Regimental Defaulters Book.
|Discharge date and place||16 Jan 1866 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||23 years 265 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1363-243.|
|Post Discharge Residence||No. 141 Gallowgate Street, Glasgow.|
|Pension||1/8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.|
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Instructing Warder [Barker p.189].|
|Subscriptions to Funds||Nightingale Fund 1857.|
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Inquirer & Commercial News 21 Jan 1857.
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|