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CHURCH – William Royal Artillery 8th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameCHURCH – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion transferred 1855 8th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 4102
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th June 1835 / 21 years 5 months / Bath Somerset England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / Cut under left eye
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 3 years 3 months
Gibraltar – 7 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 46 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 24th February 1857 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not indicated
Pension Districts1858 Bristol
1858-1863 Western Australia
1863-1864 South Australia
1864 Auckland New Zealand
1866 New South Wales
1867-1869 South Australia
1869- Victoria
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Sitton Wells 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 8th March 1861 page 3 Robbery from William Church
South Australian Register 26th January 1864 page 2 Theft of money from William Church
Departure from Western
31st December 1863 Rangatira from King George’s Sound arrived Adelaide 21st January 1864
1864 to New Zealand
1870 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Church Gunner and Driver 4th Battalion Quebec
1851 William Church Gunner and driver 2nd Battalion 8th Company Gibraltar
Discharge from chronic rheumatism
William twice reported thefts from him while drinking one in WA and one in SA.
In the evidence given in South Australia William said he arrived in Adelaide on 21st January 1864.The Newspaper accounts for the arrival of the Rangatira said ‘7 in steerage’