|Birth date and place||c. 1824 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||5 Brook Hill Road, Woolwich, Kent, England (1851).|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9½ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.|
|Marriage date and place||Possibly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.|
|Children||Unnamed child b. 1851 at sea on ‘Anna Robertson’ en route from London to Western Australia (see sidebar reference by Barker p.212).
Oceana b. 1853, Perth, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1857, Melbourne, Victoria.
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|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||#608 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||20 Jan 1842 Glasgow, Lanark.|
|Service/Campaigns||Halifax, Nova Scotia 7 years 3 months.
Australia 6 years.
|Musters||WO11-126 Detachment, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-158 (1858) Western Australia.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Two Good Conduct Badges.|
|Casualty/Medical||Sick and on furlough Dec 1856 to Jan 1858 (Musters).|
|Courts Martial||Tried by General Court Martial and Imprisoned 31 May to 30 Jul 1847.
Tried by Regimental Court Martial and Imprisoned 20 Mar to 28 Mar 1851.
Suspended from 6th Class Good Conduct Pay from 20 Mar 1851.
Restored to the 6th Class Good Conduct Pay 29 Mar 1852.
|Other Offences in WA||On 12 Mar 1855 arrested by Visiting Magistrate for drunkenness and misconduct [Barker p.212].
1d. per day forfeited for one year from 14 Mar 1855 per entry in Defaulters Book (not extant).
|Discharge date and place||31 Dec 1857 Melbourne, Victoria.|
|Length of Service||15 years 276 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO131-0037 Deferred Pension.
WO131-0041 Deferred Pension. Examination 25 May 1858.
|Post Discharge Residence||Melbourne, Victoria.|
|Pension||6d. per diem. Deferred pension at 50 years of age.|
|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.212].
See sidebar for summary.
|Subscriptions to Funds||None.|
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Newspaper Articles||Perth Gazette 26 Dec 1851.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle c. 1857/58 for Melbourne.
Child born in Melbourne 1857, but last recorded on Muster Roll & Pay List, WA January 1858.