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CLARKE / CLARK – William 3rd Battery Royal Artillery

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Royal Artillery Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
NameCLARK (CLARKE) – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 3rd Battalion
Regiment Number (s)47634763
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th March 1854 / 21 years/ Kilmarnock Ayr Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Ruddy / Blue / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service3 years 257 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 17th November 1857 / Woolwich England
Campaign MedalsCrimean with clasp for Sebastopol and Turkish Crimean War Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1858 Ayr
1862 Paisley
1863 2nd Glasgow
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
1868 – 1901 Victoria
Pension Paid6d per diem – Temporary – Pension extended Made permanent 30 January 1866
Special Increase to 15 pence recommended 21 March 1901
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1833 Kilmarnock Ayr Scotland
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 Marriage
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 21st August 1868 page 2 Passenger list King Oscar
Departure from Western
19th August 1868 to Victoria Australia possibly by the King Oscar Arrived Melbourne 30th August 1868 Mrs Clarke and W. Clarke
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial –WifeNot yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationDischarge: About September 1855 while in the Crimea he fell from his horse and fractured his left wrist. The motion of the joint is so much impaired to render him unfit for service.
There is a further note WO97 “The accident by which this man fractured his wrist in September 1855 occurred while the man was on duty carrying stores from Balaclava to camp Sebastopol.”
The National Archives of Australia show William Clarke 3rd Battalion RA was paid at Melbourne until December 1901 when his account was transferred to a new register to which we do not have access.
His transfer certificate number 3568 is missing from the transcripts in the records of the National Archives.