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94th Regiment Badge
Name ATKINSON – William
Regiment (s)94th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1096
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th February 1839 / 18 years / Liverpool Lancashire England
Servant / Labourer
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 12 years 10 months
Length of Service17 years 330 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th January 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Liverpool Lancashire England
Pension Districts1857 Preston
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/3d per diem service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Kilmore near Ballina Mayo Ireland
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
UNKNOWN Mary Kathleen
c1824 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam John B c1854 Kent England
M TAYLOR Susannah Maria 1895 Northam Western Australia
D 19th July 1933 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas B c1855 Manston Devon England
M FITZGERALD Georgina Harriett 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
D 11th December 1891 Swan Street North Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeCOYNE Thomas
Date/Place of Marriage7th March 1887 Northam Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Northam Lot P4
20 acres
Occupation after
Guard on chain gang and Farmer
Newspaper ArticlesHerald 10th October 1868 – page 3
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 21st August 1867 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th September 1885 Northam Western Australia
Pioneers Section Northam Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
21st February 1924 Northam Western Australia
Northam Pioneers Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill made 25th January 1884 – SROWA 3403/1889/929
leaving all real and personal property to wife Mary
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Atkinson 1096 Private location Cannanore India
1851 William Atkinson 1096 Private location Cannanore India
Discharge due to reduction in the Army and chronic dysentery contracted when in India.
In the 1861 Census William Atkinson age 39 is a general labourer living at 14 Sills Yard Preston Lancashire with his two sons William John age 7 born Crompton Kent and Thomas age 6 born Devon. His wife Mary is not with the family at the time of the census.
During the voyage of the Merchantman Private Atkinson was charged with three offences;
6th November 1862 Fighting and abstentious conduct to Mrs Toole – 2 days in cell and loss of liquor for 7 days
29th November 1862 Abusing Private Dunn when on sentry- 20 days in cell and 1 month loss of liquor
1st February 1863 Creating a disturbance – 2 days loss of liquor
The Surgeon Superintendent wrote ‘Mrs Atkinson was guilty on several occasions of most foul language and is a woman of most passionate and violent temper’.
The Surgeon Superintendent rated Private Atkinson’s conduct as ‘Bad’