GRAY – Simeon / Simon 4th Dragoon Guards

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4th Light Dragoons

NameGRAY – Simeon / Simon
Regiment (s)4th Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s) 306
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th May 1829 / 20 years / York Yorkshire England
Butcher
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9¾(?) in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHome service only
Length of Service18 years  241 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th December 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
York England
Pension Districts1847 Hull
1848 Newcastle
1853-1855 Western Australia
1855-1871 New South Wales
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth20 September 1808 Osbaldwick Yorkshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
GRAY James
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LOCK Susannah
B 4 Feb 1814 Longford, Ireland
Bap 7 Feb 1814 Templemichael, Longford, Ireland
D 1852 England B 18 January 1852, Durham, St Oswald Shincliffe, Durham,
Date/Place of Marriage1834 unknown location
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B 1834 possibly Ballincole, Ireland
M EPG HANCOCK David 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
D  December 1899  Fremantle Western Australia, buried Fremantle Cemetery Carrington St)
Henry William B 1844 Clonmel, Ireland
M GOODWIN Ann 23 July 1873 Singleton New South WalesBuried 28 October 1924 Whittingham Cemetery, New South Wales
James B 1845 Longhborough, Nottinghamshire, England
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
LOCK James
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
SHARP Susannah
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 2nd April 1855 page 2 Passenger list Emma
The West Australian Friday 29th December 1899 page 4 Funeral Notice Elizabeth Hancock
Singleton Argus Tuesday 28 October 1924, page 2 Death of Henry Gray
Departure from Western
Australia
25th February 1855 moved to New South Wales with both sons to live permanently  per “Emma”
Date/Place of Death/Burial13 June 1871 Singleton New South Wales
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1852 unknown location England, prior to “Dudbrook” leaving in November 1852
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: “Worn out from length of service – rheumatic pains and varicose veins of both legs – he began to fail 6 months since and was then occupied as an orderly in the hospital at this station Nottingham”.
1851 English Census, Simon, Susan, Elizabeth, Henry and James reside Elven, Durham
Mentioned in the Surgeon Superintends Report – suffering from Catarrhus et Debilitas 26/11/1852 during Dudbrook voyage. The surgeon reported “this pensioner when embarked was unable to walk about the deck, unfit for duty for 3 weeks and in the remainder of the period he executed only light duties”.
1853 arrived Fremantle with his 3 children after his wife died 1852. Visited NSW at the end of 1853 with eldest son Henry, whilst James stayed with Elizabeth & David Hocking in Fremantle, Simeon returned to WA in 1854.
1854 Stationed and resided in Fremantle.
1869 correspondence with War Office for assistance to return home to the United Kingdom.