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HALL – Charles Honourable East India Company Bengal European Infantry

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Charles Hall marries Margaret Downes 22 Mar 1852 St Philip, Bethnal Green London
Alexander Drysdale Sapper and Miner m Margaret Hall nee Downes 14 November 1853 Fremantle
NameHALL – Charles
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal European Infantry
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 280
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th May 1839 / 24 years / London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration22nd July 1839 embarked for India per “Duke of Lancaster
1846 from India to England per “Queen”
Length of Service6 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 1st July 1846 Admitted to Out-pension / Not stated
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1846 1st East London
1852 – 1853 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d 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 Birthc1815 Hampshire England
Date/Place of Baptism11 June 1815 Stratfield Saye, Hampshire
Date/Place of Birth
HALL Tryall
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsGeorge Hall bap 08/12/1816 Stratfield Saye Hampshire,
Mary Ann Hall 25/10/1821 Finsbury [East End London]
Lucy Hall bap 16/05/1823 Finsbury [East End London]
Sarah Ellen Hall 16/10/1828 St Mary Islington [East End London]
Caroline Hall bap 03/10/1830 Shoreditch [East End London]
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DOWNES Margaret
c 1831 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage22 Mar 1852 St Philip, Bethnal Green, [East End London]
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
2nd Husband 1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DRYSDALE Alexander a Royal Sapper and Miner
23 Jun 1820 New Battle, Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage14 November 1853 Fremantle, Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
DOWNES John (Occupation = Soldier)
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1853 employed by Convict Establishment as Warder at Fremantle & Rottnest.
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22 August 1853 Western Australia (WO 23 21 00048)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged from HEIC due to being nearly blind from  ophthalmia
Both Charles age 37 and his wife Margaret age 20 required medical attention during voyage aboard Dudbrook.
“Enrolled Pensioner Force. Night Warden. Convict Settlement. Promoted to Assistant Warder 1/6/1853. Late 2/6/1853 14 mins. Fined 1s. ‘A very fair prison officer. Zealous and attentive. Conduct good’. (CompGen Confidential Report 21/7/1853). Dismissed 7/7/1853. Continued inability to carry out duties due to chronic disease. Granted 5s per week from Fine Fund. Army pension 7d. Died at end of current month. (CSR 286/402. 28/1/1854)” – Warders and Gaolers: A Dictionary of Western Australian prison Officers 1829-1879: compiled by David J Barker 2001