BLEWER – William 24th Regiment

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NameBLEWER – William
Regiment (s)24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2472
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th April 1845 / 20 years 5 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 7/8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 3 years 4 months
Length of Service5 years 107 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th August 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Purfleet Essex England
Pension Districts1851 2nd East London
1851 Deptford
1855-1857 Western Australia
1857-1893 South Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of BirthDecember 1824 Grays near Romford Essex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
1781 Essex England
Not yet known
SiblingsGeorge B c1826 Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage4th Quarter 1851 Greenwich Kent England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1850 Not yet known
M BROOKS Alfred 16th September 1871 Not yet known
Teresa B 3rd Quarter 1852 Greenwich Kent England
M COOK Henry 7th October 1871 Not yet known
Agnes B 3rd Quarter 1854 Greenwich Kent England (possible)
Catherine B 7th December 1858 Port Adelaide South Australia
M NICHOLSON Thomas 16th September 1873 South Australia
D 29th June 1894 Rosewater Parkside Adelaide Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Boarding House and Brothel Keeper South Australia employing at least two of his daughters and his wife.
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 29th December 1877 – page 22
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of News and Politics Friday 9th January 1857 – page 3
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 22nd November 1862 – page 2
The Adelaide Express Friday 29th July 1864 – page 3
The Express and Telegraph Adelaide Wednesday 28th November 1872 – page 2
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 29th December 1877 – page 2
The Express and Telegraph Friday 30th August 1878 – page 2
Adelaide Observer  Saturday 23rd September 1893 – page 16
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 19th September 1893 – page 2
Evening Journal Wednesday 20th September 1893 – page 2
Departure from Western
1857 repay £15.10.10 for passage
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th September 1893 Rosewater St. Kilda Adelaide South Australia
Cheltenham Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
16th November 1888 Adelaide South Australia
Cheltenham Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReason for Discharge: Grapeshot wound of the right foot in action at Chillianwallah 13th January 1849.  The ball having penetrated among the metatarsal bones on the outer side of the foot, extensive inflammation and suppuration among the muscles and tendons both on the upper and the sole of the foot ensured and has resulted in adhesion among the muscles and tendons of the bones restricting the proper motions of the foot and ankle

Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the “Stag” into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL.  BLEWER not mentioned.