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KNOCKTON – George 50th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
Gwalior Star versions awarded for the battles of Maharajpoor and Punniar
Turkish Crimea Medal
British Crimea Medal three clasps e.g. Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol
NameKNOCKTON – George
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1406
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th March 1840 / 20 years / Queens Square London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralian Colonies – duration not known
India – 5 years
Crimea – 2 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 24 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st May 1861 / Parkhurst Isle of Wight England
Campaign MedalsPunniar Bronze Star Medal (Gwalior Campaign) 1843
Sutlej with three clasps 1845/6
Crimea with three clasps
Turkish-Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
6 Henry Street Limerick Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1861 2nd West London
1861 1st Dublin
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864 South Australia
1866 Victoria Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Kilcolman Limerick Ireland
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
None known
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 12th October 1864 – page 2
Bendigo Advertiser 25th January 1872 – page 2 Obituary
Advocate Melbourne 27th January 1872 – page 15 Death
Departure from Western
9th October 1864 to South Australia onboard “Sea Ripple”
1866 to Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd January 1872 Ballarat Hospital Victoria Australia
New Roman Catholic B section Ballarat Cemetery Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1861 English Census shows KNOCKTON George Isle of Wight Hampshire England – unmarried.
Silver Medal awarded for Long Service with gratuity of £5
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 George Knockton 1406 Private 50th Foot location Enroute from Sydney to India
1851 George Knockton 1406 Private 50th Foot location Ashton upon Lyne
1861 George Knockton 1406 Private 50th Foot location Parkhurst
Discharge: At own request “Free” with pension after 21 years service.
The Surgeon Superintendent on the Merchantman considered George Knockton’s conduct as being Very Good despite him losing his liquor ration for causing a disturbance at 3 am