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GEORGE – William Ralph Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery

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Fremantle Cemetery
Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
GEORGE William Ralph EIC N Fremantle – SRO Cons 5000
NameGEORGE – William Ralph
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 168
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
Description – Height
5 Ft 7.5/8 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / Wound to Left Hand
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC – India
Length of Service6 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 28th June 1848 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known, possibly the Sutlej Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1848 2nd North London
1855 Salisbury
1865 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London 11 January 1864
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birth20 May 1819 St Pancras London
Date/Place of Baptism1827 St Andrews Holborn, London
Date/Place of Birth
GEORGE William
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Susannah Sarah
SiblingsNot yet known – see further information
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1819 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage2 Aug 1848 St Clement Danes, London, Westminster, England
Children by 1st WifeWilliam Andrew B 1849 St Pancras London
M CHIPPER Jane Frances 1878 Perth Western Australia
D 7th February 1912 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
John B 1851 St Pancras London
Eliza Ann B 1856 St Pancras London
M MEYER William 1878 Perth Western Australia
D 1937 Perth Western Australia
Matilda Susannah B 1859 St Pancras London
M SMITH Tom Strickland 1902 Perth Western Australia
D 2nd September 1933 Perth Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia3 other children
Frederick R B 1859 St Pancras London
M JEFFREY Eliza 1882 Perth, Western Australia
D 1928 Perth, Western Australia
Caroline b 1861 Portland, England
M HOWSON John Urn 1883 Fremantle
D 1900 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
10th July 1883 North Fremantle Lot P5 “Seven Years Service in the EPF
2 acres
Occupation after
1881 Has been in EPF since 1873 – Broomhall
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Fri 15 Sep 1899 – Page 8 – Death of William Ralph George
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th September 1899 North Fremantle Western Australia
Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th April 1909 North Fremantle
Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 UK Census working at St Pancras London as a Police Constable. Wife Eliza aged 32 children William A aged 2 and son John R aged 6 months all born St Pancras

1861 UK Census at Portland, working as a Prison Officer. Wife Eliza aged 42, children William A aged 12, Eliza Ann aged 5 all born St Pancras London and children Frederick and Matilda aged 2 born in Dorset

According to Warders & Gaoler page 79 William was appointed as an Assistant warder in the UK and arrived on the Clara 1864 not as an Enrolled Pensioner Guard, he joined the force later, 1873 according to Broomhall,

1872 Mrs Carrick in England wrote enquiring about her brother W R George

1897 at the EPF Banquet for surviving EPF