BURGESS – William Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

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NameBURGESS – William
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 763
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th December 1840 / 23 years 5 months / Tunstall Kent England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 5 years
Malta and Ionian Islands – 4 years 7 months
Cape of Good Hope – 3 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 294 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th October 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1852 Chatham
1854-1860 Western Australia
1861 2nd West London
1861-1876 In-Patient Chelsea Hospital
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Bapchild Sittingbourne Kent England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not Married
Date/Place of MarriageNot Applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot Applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not Applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not Applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
1860-1861 to England
Date/Place of Death/BurialJune 1881 Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not Applicable
Will or ProbateNot Applicable
Further InformationReportedly served in Kaffir War 1846-7

In-Patient Chelsea Hospital between 1861-1875.
Sent to Chelsea Workhouse 29th December 1876 reportedly “insane”.

Listed in 1881 English Census as still being in Chelsea Workhouse and commented as “dying”