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CLARKE/CLARK – George 9th Regiment

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George Clark by Daryl Nelson July 2012 EPG Gazette

9th Regiment Royal Norfolk Regiment
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 192
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th March 1822 / 13 years 7 months /Southampton England
No trade
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 4 years 7 months
Mauritius – 2 years 6 months
East Indies – not given
Length of Service19 years 290 days – underage service not included
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23 June 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCabul medal awarded to the 9th regiment
Intended Residence at
Salford Lancashire England
Pension Districts1846 Manchester England
1850-1855 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismSt Anne’s Cork Ireland
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 Marriage9th April 1828 – no place no name
Children by 1st WifeMary B 1834 deduced from age at death
M CRAKE John 23rd June 1851 Fremantle Western Australia
D 16th April 1928 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeWILSON Jane daughter of EPG Alexander Wilson
B c1828 England
Bp 10 August 1828 Chatham Kent England (Mother Jessie)
Date/Place of Marriage1853 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNone
Land Grants Western
16th August 1850 assigned P9 South Perth of 5 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14 June 1850 arrival of Scindian
The West Australian Tuesday 17th April 1928 page 12 obituary of Mary Crake
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th July 1855 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army worldwide Index
1841 George Clarke 192 Private 9th Foot location Meerut
Discharge due to chronic dysentery
Wounded in Afghanistan in 1842 in the right foot (amended to the left foot) 27th August 1842 at Mamookhail (Mammoo Khail) 27th August 1842 FIBIS have information regarding this battle in one of it references
On arrival he was a widower with one child.
George Clarke a widower arrived in WA with his daughter Mary aged 16 years.
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Private George Clark, general labourer, 1/-, 21st January, widower, 1 child
George Clarke was one of the Scindian pensioners assigned 5 acres of land at South Perth however they all resigned their allotment due to the isolation of the land being only accessible by water and the difficulty in clearing the heavy timber.
In Mary Crake’s obituary it erroneously gave her father name as Joseph Clarke and said they arrived in the ship Scindia. It also said he was a bandmaster which is highly probable as he was an Army drummer when underage and again in 1831.
Jane Clarke most probably married John Brown at Fremantle 1857 but no evidence to support this.