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LATIMER – William 24th and 7th Regiment

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24th Regiment South Wales Borderers
7th Regiment
Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grant
Land Grant 2
NameLATIMER – William
Regiment (s)24th and 7th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2407 – 7th
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th July 1846 / 18 years 6 months / Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Swarthy / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 9 months
Length of Service10 years 280 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 21st April 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Cavan Ireland
Pension DistrictsApril 1857 – Cavan
1864 Tilbury
1864-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/11d per diem for 16 years’ service with Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Drung Ballyhaise Cavan 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
c1838 (tentative)
Date/Place of Marriage4th February 1858  Urney Cavan Ireland
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth or Eliza B 13th January 1859 Cavan Ireland
bap 3rd February 1859 Cavan Ireland
D  4th August 1864 at sea (measles)
Thomas or Thomas Henry B 1860 Ireland
D 13th September 1920 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Church of England Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Alvyna B 1862 Ireland
M STRICKLAND George Thomas 12th December 1886
D 30th November 1904 South Perth Western Australia
Albert B 9th July 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17th January 1884 Perth Barracks Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Arthur William B 5th October 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
M SMITH Evelyn Mary 1897 Perth Western Australia
D 29th June 1914 Victoria Hospital Subiaco Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Walter B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D June 1923 Maylands Western Australia
Francis John B 13th April 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1871 Fremantle Western Australia (7 months)
Laura Annie B 14th April 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
M MENAGH Thomas Edward 1899 Western Australia
D 8th July 1950 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Olive B 1st November 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
M DOBSON John 1900 Western Australia
D Not yet known: possible death in South Africa post – 1950
Ernest Francis  (twin) B 14th December 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1877 Fremantle Western Australia (2 months)
Frederick Hugh (twin) B 14th December 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M HARRIS Emma 1910 Western Australia
D 18th March 1959 Swanbourne Western Australia
bur – ashes scattered Gardens Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Sydney Francis bap 3rd February 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 21st July 1905 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Stillborn male B 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
23rd December 1880 granted Title for  North Fremantle Location P20 of 1 acre: irregular corner lot fronting Bruce & Swan Streets
December 1880 granted North Fremantle Location P37 of 1 acre 1 rood 17 perches located corner of John and De Lisle Streets (between the railway and Stirling Highway)
Occupation after
In charge of Perth Magazine
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Wednesday 1 September 1886 – page 4 (Death notice)
West Australian Saturday 30th June 1923 – page 1 (Death notice)
West Australian Friday 3rd July 1914 – page 10 (Funeral)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th August 1886 Perth Barracks Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
29th June 1923 Maylands Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or Probate(Cons 3403/1886/815) William Latimer made a will dated 24th August 1886 but failed to appoint an executor so Mary Ann Latimer as his widow and relict and sole legatee applied for Letters of Administration. The total sum of the assets did not exceed five hundred pounds to the best of her knowledge, information and belief.
Further InformationWilliam Latimer transferred from the 24th Foot to the 7th to serve with his older brother.
British Army Worldwide Index
1851 William Latimer 2407 Corporal 7th Foot location Portsmouth and Winchester (2 entries)
Discharge: reduction in the army, wounded on left hand side and lumbar region from a gunshot wound received 20th September 1854 while on duty with his regiment at Crimea.
William Latimer was appointed Sergeant Major of the Convict Guard on the Merchantman; his conduct was rated by the Surgeon Superintendent as ‘very good.’ He was accompanied by his wife Mary Ann and children Elizabeth, Thomas and Alveyna (sic) daughter Elizabeth died during the voyage from measles.
Rate Books Fremantle 1880 North Fremantle Lot 20, Owner occupier William Latimer, Pensioner, new cottage, Bruce street, improved value £12, rent Assessment 10/10
1880 William Latimer was on the nominated roll for the Enrolled Guard at the time he had 9 children 6 males and 3 females.
1881 Living in Mt. Eliza barracks with 8 children (5 boys and 3 girls, wives not listed)
William LATIMER occupied Quarters 28 and 29 in the Perth Barracks and when the barracks sold off the surplus furniture he bought goods to the value of £5.7.3
22nd November 1883 applied for paid leave of absence, suffering from chronic rheumatism and general debility.
27 August 1886 death of Sergeant Latimer. Governor Broome on hearing the news said “I am very sorry, indeed, to hear of Sergeant Latimer’s death. He was a fine and gallant old soldier