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56th West Essex Regiment
Regiment (s)William 56th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 487
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th December 1826 / 17 years / Bristol Somerset England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Sallow / Hazel / Dark Brown / Marks of Blistering on Chest
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 7 years 3 months
Length of Service18 years 139 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th January 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Ballyjamesduff Cavan Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Cavan Ireland
1847 Bristol
1850-1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Wincombe Somerset 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
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
c1812 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifePatrick B 1839
D Not yet known
John B c1842 Not yet known
M PRESCOTT Rhoda 1867 Western Australia
D 4th May 1926 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
William B c1844 Bristol England
M COOK Charlotte 20th October 1866 St Johns United Church of England and Ireland Fremantle Western Australia
D 5th July 1917 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western 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
Assigned Perth Lot 110 Y 3 roods Hardinge street
Title application 18th May 1851 Title 1804
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 30th October 1850 – page 3
Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Inquirer Wednesday 18th May 1870 page 2 Sale of Y110
Western Mail Friday 13th July 1917 page 28 Obituary William Caple (son)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th October 1880 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 24 February 1892 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 William Caple 487 Private 56th Foot depot location Newry and Armagh
Discharge due to asthma
William Caple age 40 received medical treatment for ophthalmia duing the voyage to WA as did Mrs Caple aged 38 for phlegmon and son John age 8 for diarrhoea and haemoptysis.
William Caple was one of the pensioners who had their cottage built under a scheme authorised by Staff Officer Bruce where by the amount available to pensioners was not enough to cover the cost of the cottage (£47) and they agreed to pay 1/- per day towards the extra expense.
Folio Letter from W. Caple, 56th, as to his arrest for deliberately taking up service at Baylup (?) while on Military duty and in possession of a cottage and grant at a Military Village. He was struck off for 6 weeks for leaving the local force without permission of the Local Commander. (CSR Vol 493, 4 Jan – 27 June 1862.)In furtherance of this plan I obtained from Captain Wray RE plans and specifications upon which Tenders were invited at my request by the Deputy Commissariat General.
The result was that Mr. C. King of Perth tendered to construct a 2 roomed bricked cottage, with shingled roof, upon each allotment for the sum of £47 per cottage, a remarkably low tender, one in short which I believe can have benefited the contractor no further than enabling him to convert into money a portion of the building materials he had on hand.
AJCP reel 764 CO18/105 page 208
24th February 1858