EFFORD – Samuel Royal Artillery 5th Brigade

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Royal Artillery Badge

Samuel Efford – Courtesy of the Town of Claremont – sons Samuel II and Charles Efford

NameEFFORD – Samuel
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 5th Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 19 (39 on discharge)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th October 1839 / 18 years 10 months / Leicester England
Wool comber
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Sallow / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 11 years 8 months
Length of Service23 years 255 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 23rd June 1863 / Plymouth England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Plymouth England
Pension Districts1863 2nd Plymouth
1863 Tilbury
1863-1894 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/8d per diem  for service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Lodington Rothwell Northamptonshire 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
1828 Walmer Kent England
Date/Place of Marriage27th May 1844 St Lawrence Hougham Kent England
Children by 1st WifeWilliam Thomas B 1845 Gibraltar
M DINSDALE Elizabeth 1885 Fremantle Western Australia
D 30th January 1920 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Elizabeth Ann B 1848 Gibraltar
EPG THOMPSON Robert 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th September 1927 Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret Patience (Patricia) b 1851 Gibraltar
M 1st McMULLEN John 1867 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd THOMPSON Robert James  1886 Fremantle Western Australia
D 10th October 1914 Claremont Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Samuel B 1859 Gibraltar
M CUNDEN Eliza Jane 1899 Victoria Park Western Australia
D 13th February 1939 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Charles John B 10th November 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M PORTER Ruth Jane 1900 Claremont Western Australia
D 3rd February 1934 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CLARK William
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
JORDAN Margaret
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Swan Location P 226 of 9 ½ Acres (ran from Davies Road to the swamp)
Granted Freshwater Bay Location P 251 of  ½ Acre (foreshore of Freshwater Bay)
Occupation after
Bi-Centennial Dictionary (page 961/2 states that Samuel Efford was the ‘compounder of medicines’ at Fremantle Gaol
Light keeper at Arthur’s Head from March 1885 to April 1894 the year of his death.
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald 22nd December 1883 – page 3 (death of Eliza Efford)
The West Australian 11th May 1894 – page 4 (death of Samuel Efford)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th May 1894 Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th January 1914 Claremont Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateState Records Office of Western Australia File 3403 / 1894 / 035
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Woolwich & Deal
1861 British Army World Wide Index – Regiment stationed at: Plymouth (5th Batt only)
1841 UK Census – HO 107/493/8
1861 UK Census  – RG 09/1450/98/8 – Stoke Dameril, Devonport, Devon