Wood, Harry


Name/AliasHarry WOOD 
Birth date and placec. 1819 East Grinstead, Sussex, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesNew Road, Woolwich, Kent (1851).
Antony Village, St Germans, Cornwall (1861).
Scraesdon Cottage, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall (1871).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
RE Messenger (1871).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 10 ins. Complexion: fair: Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place10 Nov 1850 St Mary Magdalene Church, Woolwich, Kent.
SpouseMary ROGERS (widow of ? Pearce).
ChildrenStep Children:
Sarah Pearce b. 1844, Buckinghamshire.
John Pearce b. 1847, Buckinghamshire.
Jesse b. 1853, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary Hannah b. 1854, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph b. 1856, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Mary b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Jane b. 1862, Antony, Cornwall.
Death date and place1875 Plympton St Mary, Devon (tentative).
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1991 Sapper
Attestation date and place20 Jan 1840 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsThe Cape of Good Hope 8 years 8 months.
Western Australia 8 years 5 months.
MustersWO11-93 10th Company, Cape of Good Hope (1841).
WO11-124 10th Company, Chatham (1851).
WO11-193 RE Depot, Chatham (1861).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-172 (1860) Western Australia.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges.
Courts MartialTried and Imprisoned for Habitual Drunkenness 24 Mar 1848 to 31 Jan 1849.
17 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place2 Apr 1861 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 4 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1364-249.
Post Discharge ResidenceRoyal Engineers Office, Devonport.
Pension District2nd Plymouth.
Pension1/- per diem. Permanent 23 Apr 1861.
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.221].
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.