ALCOCK – Andrew 4th Regiment

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4th Regiment

Alcock Murder Trial


NameALCOCK – Andrew
Regiment (s)4th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 995
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8 September 1831 / 18 years / Birmingham Warwickshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / Scar on forehead above right eye
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years 4 months
East Indies – 10 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 56 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd November 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Worcester England
Pension Districts1852 Worcester
1855 Gloucester
1856 Oxford (pension ceased September 1857 – May 1859)
1859-67 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA  19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Bromsgrove Worcestershire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette Friday 12th July 1867 page 3
The Herald Fremantle WA  1st June 1867 page 2
Inquirer & Commercial News Perth WA 10th July 1867 page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th May 1867 North Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army World-wide Index 1841
Andrew Allcock (sic) 995, Corporal 4th Foot
Location Bellary, Madras1851 British Army World Wide Index Service No: 995
Location: Devonport

1851 UK Census HO 107/1881/7  Stoke Dameral, Devonport, Devon Mt Wise Barracks: Andrew Alcock, Soldier, unmarried, 37, born Bromsgrove, Worcester.


Reason for discharge: Worn out by length of service in tropical climate, lumbago and declined activity


4th July 1867 William Johnson found guilty of the manslaughter of Andrew ALCOCK at Fremantle on the 7th May 1867. Johnson was sentenced to 6 years of penal servitude.