KNOCKTON – George 50th Regiment

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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 Sutlej Bronze Star Medal with three clasps
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
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
Advocate Melbourne 27th January 1892 – page 16
Departure from Western
1863 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