DOWN / DOWNS – William Carpenter 14th Light Dragoons

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14th Light Dragoons

Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp

Indian Mutiny Medal

Land Title 1881


NameDOWN / DOWNS – William Carpenter
Regiment (s)14th Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s)1152
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st June 1841 / 20 years 2 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Letter Press Printer
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 17 years 3 months
Length of Service19 years 80 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th December 1860 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsPunjab Campaign Medal 1848-9 Chillianwallah and Goojerat clasps
India Mutiny Medal 1857-1858
Further detail to be added
Intended Residence at
No. 74 Sunday’s Well Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1860 Cork
1865-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1878 increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1821 St Peters Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
DOWN William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
REED Alice
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage20th October 1862 Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEliza B 1857 Not yet known
Henry B 22nd March 1865 Not yet known
D 30th September 1865 at sea aboard the Vimiera
Alice B 1867 Western Australia
D 1867 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
REED Henry
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
B Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage4th April 1869 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeJulia B 1870 Perth Western Australia
M RODEREDA Edward 1891 Perth Western Australia
D 1933 Victoria Australia
1st Husband of WifeFITZPATRICK Thomas
B Not yet known
D Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
30th July 1877 assigned and occupied Perth Pensioner Lot 150Y 25th February 1881 granted Fee Simple Perth P Lot 150Y
Occupation after
Librarian for Swan River Mechanics Institute
Office Keeper for Commissioner of Police for 7 years
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Perth Wednesday 12th February 1868 – page 2
The West Australian
Perth Saturday 24th March 1934 – page 13
Daily News Perth Thursday 12th June 1913
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1874 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
10th February 1868 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
3rd April 1886 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMuch more detail is available on William Down’s military achievements