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LOCKE – William Reuben 6th and 57th Regiment

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6th Regiment
57th Regiment West Middlesex Badge
Turkish Crimea Medal
British Crimea Medal (Balaclava Clasp)
NameLOCKE – William Reuben
Regiment (s)6th and 57th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2188 / 2307
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st April 1845 / 19 years 6 months / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 2 years 1 month
Ionian Islands – 1 year 6 months
Crimea – 1 year 8 months
Malta – 1 month
Length of Service11 years 256 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 3rd March 1857 / Fermoy Barracks Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimea clasp Balaclava
Crimea Turkish
Intended Residence at
Wexford Ireland
Pension Districts1857 2nd Dublin
1857 Clonmel
1857 Athlone
1861 2nd Portsmouth
1863 Athlone
1865 Tilbury
1865-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birth22nd November/December 1825 St. Mary Enniscorthy Wexford Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ARDILL or ARDRILL Hannah or Anna
1830 (deduced) Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage15 May 1860 Ferbane Parsonstown Ireland
Children by 1st WifeWilliam R B 1861 Aldershot, Hampshire England
George Locke B c1861 Aldershot, Hampshire England
D 6 July 1911 Fremantle WA (see further information)
Robert B 1863 Farnborough, Hampshire England
D Age 2 ½ years 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur 8th December 1865 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia (Anglican)
Ada Matilda b 17 October 1864 Ferbane (Gallen) Kings County Ireland
D 1866 Fremantle WA
Bur 6th October 1866 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia (Anglican)
William Reuben B 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 12th December 1927 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick Jacob B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M Sophie
D 25 May 1949 Sunset Hospital Perth WA
Arthur B 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur 6th March 1875 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia (Anglican)
Alfred John B c1867 Western Australia
D 16th July 1916 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Fremantle Western Australia
Jacob Patrick B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 24th May 1949 Nedlands Western Australia
Ashes scattered Karrakatta Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesLondon Gazette 3rd April 1855 Casualties -Missing
The Daily News Perth Thursday 20th July 1916 – page 7 Obituary Alfred
The West Australian Saturday 15 July 1911 page 1 death of Anna Locke
The West Australian Saturday 15 July 1911 page 1 Death of George Locke
Western Mail Saturday 15 July 1911 page 34 Obituary George Locke
West Australian 20 July 1911 page 10 Obituary Anna Locke
The West Australian Wednesday 25 May 1949 death of Jacob Locke
The West Australian Tuesday 13 December 1927 page 7 death of son William Reuben Locke
The West Australian Wednesday 25th May 1949 page 1 Death notice Jacob
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th July 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th July 1911 Fremantle Western Australia
Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 Location Dublin
Discharge: Unfit for service due to pulmonary consumption the result of wounds and exposure while on active service in the Crimea and while a prisoner in Russia. Received violent blows on the chest with the butt end of a musket on the 22 March 1855 during a sortie made by the enemy at Sebastopol. Suffered consequently from acute pneumonia which terminated in tubercular deposit in the lungs. This disease must materially interfere with his earning a livelihood.
In the 1861 Census William R Locke is a warder at the Divisional Military Prison North Camp Aldershot. His wife Anna is age 34 born Ireland while son William is 2 months of age and was born Aldershot Hampshire,and is listed as William R however George Locke said he was born in 1861 at Aldershot so it looks like it is the same child – could be an enumerator’s error.
Prior to being employed as a warder at Aldershot William had to sign a declaration as to his age and place of birth as he was unable to locate a birth certificate.
On 25th October 1869 William Reuben Locke applied to purchased Fremantle Suburban Lot 28 of 5 acres at £5 per acre.