ARMSTRONG – Alexander 42nd Regiment

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NameARMSTRONG – Alexander
Regiment (s)42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2711
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st December 1849 / 21 years 9 months /Thurso Caithness Scotland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationBermuda – 198 days
Turkey and Crimea –  2 years 76 days
Length of Service6 years 348 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 2nd December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Balaclava and Sebastopol clasps
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Weymouth Dorset England
Pension Districts1856 Salisbury
Pension Paid8d per diem Temporary for 2½ years until 23rd June 1859
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Bower Wick Caithness Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
ARMSTRONG William Alexander
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Isabella
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GROAT Christiana
1829 Wick Scotland
19th April 1835 Thurso Caithness Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage13th April 1847 Wick Caithness Scotland
Children by 1st WifeWilliam Alexander B 1849 Wick Caithness Scotland
D 1893 Albany Western Australia
Annie B c1851 Wick Caithness Scotland
Elizabeth B c1853 Dundee Scotland
Alexander B c1856 Wick Caithness Scotland
M HOLDER Mary Sarah 1891 Albany Western Australia
Isabella B c1858 Weymouth Dorset England
M DAVIDSON Thomas William 1888 Albany Western Australia
James B c1860 Portland Dorset England
D 1878 Western Australia
Christina B 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
M INCE John 1882 Albany Western Australia
Mary Jane B c1864 Albany Western Australia
D 1864 Albany Western Australia
Sarah B 1870 Albany Western Australia
M WATERS George 1890 Albany Western Australia
Stillborn Male B 1872 Albany Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
GROAT James
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
GERRY Isabella
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Warder Perth for 2 years
Warder Albany 14 years
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st October 1901 Albany Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
25th April 1904 Albany Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPurchased Albany Town Lot

1861 English Census shows this man as being a Warder Portland Prison.

Conflicting information about dates of birth of children.  Above information about dates and places of birth taken from 1861 English Census