ALLEN – William 13th Regiment

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13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge

NameALLEN – William
Regiment (s)13th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3342
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th November 1854 / 17 years 11 months / Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Servant
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / Gun shot wound left arm
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 4 months
Crimea – 3 months
Gibraltar – 3 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year
East Indies – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service5 years 196 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsWent to Crimea but did not receive medal
Indian Mutiny Medal (1857-59)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1860 Clonmel
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
1865- 1885
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1835  St Mary’s Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism2nd December 1835 Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Father
Date/Place of Birth
ALLEN Thomas
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
BURKE Brenda
Not yet known
17th September 1834 St. Mary’s Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CUNNINGHAM Elizabeth
B 1844 Bunbury Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage2nd October 1864 Perth Western Australia (RC)
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CUNNINGHAM James – 51st Regiment discharged from Army in Perth Western Australia 4th March 1847
b 1807 Rahoon, Galway, Ireland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
THOMAS Anna
Not yet known
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Police Constable (South Australia)
Messenger ES&A Bank
Newspaper Articles9th October 1864 Inquirer and Commercial News (WA) – page 2
Evening Journal Saturday 10th October 1885 page 4 Death of William Allen
12th October 1885 Express & Telegraph Adelaide (Funeral Notice)
Express and Telegraph Tuesday 25th August 1914 page 2 Funeral Notice
Departure from Western
Australia
9th October 1864 W Allen and wife left Western Australia on board “Sea Ripple” for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th October 1885 Adelaide SA (lived North Adelaide)
12th October 1885 Roman Catholic Section West Terrace Adelaide Cemetery South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
24th or 26th August 1914 West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to loss of power in left arm due to gunshot wound received in the field at Judgespore 26th October 1858 while engaged in the Azimghur and Gorakpur districts.
William Allen was drowned in the Torrens River; at the inquest it was found to be accidental. Sundry newspaper accounts of the Inquest, and events leading up to the accident.Elizabeth Allen was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital twice, the 1st was on 9th November 1897 when she was aged 49. She was a widow living at Penny Place and said she had been born in Western Australia and had resided in the Colony for 33 years arriving on the Crest of the Waves (Adm 2321)
The second time on 13th August 1907 Elizabeth Allen was still living at Penny Place Adelaide (Admission information No. 1819)