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BROWNE / BROWN – William 13th Dragoons

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Died 1863 Perth Colonial Hospital
13th Dragoons – Hussars


NameBROWNE / BROWN – William
Regiment (s)13th Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 520
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd June 1828 / 24 years / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 5 days
Length of Service15 years 132 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th October 1843 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Marlborough Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1843 Trowbridge
1849 Falkland Islands
1853 Trowbridge
1862-1863 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1804 St. Peter’s Marlborough Wiltshire 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot known
Children by 1st WifeNot known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th August 1863 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not Known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 location Canterbury and Margate.
Discharge: Due to an inguinal hernia and worn out.
1841 Census HO 107
William Brown was at the Cavalry and Artillery Barracks, St Mary Northgate Canterbury Kent
1861 Census RG 09/1289/9/11 2
William Brown age 58, Chelsea out-pensioner and general labourer is a lodger in the home of Thomas Crane at Crown Court, 2, Kingsbury Street, St Mary, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England. William’s birth place is recorded as Overton, Wiltshire; he said he was a married man.
In 1847 thirty Chelsea Pensioners (twenty nine were married) went to the Falkland Islands with thirty kit houses to form a permanent garrison and Police force. They were offered similar terms for the Enrolled Guard coming to Western Australia.
The pensioners found it impossible to maintain their families due to the weather and the land allotted to them was too far away from their houses as well as being of poor quality and petitioned the British Government for repatriation, William Brown left the Colony before the other pensioners and
returned to the United Kingdom in 1853. There is no mention of him being allotted land in the Falklands. When William Brown went to the Falkland Islands he was accompanied by his wife Emily – no children. Information regarding the pensioners on the Falkland Island can be found on the Jane Cameron National Archives Falkland Government site.
The balance of his pension was unclaimed after his death