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46th Regiment South Devonshire
NameOAK / OAKS – William
Regiment (s)46th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 706
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th November 1833 / 19 years  7 months / Knagle House Wiltshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 4 years 130 days
West Indies (including Barbados) – 3 years
North America – 3 years 76 days
Length of Service15 years 99 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13 March 1849 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Heytesbury England
Pension Districts1849 Trowbridge
1850-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Corton near Heytesbury Wiltshire England
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
PALMER Mary Ann Caroline Greenslade
B 15th January 1833 Guildford Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage3rd March 1852 (C. of E.) Perth Western Australia
Children by 1st WifePossibly Mary Emma b 1852 Western Australia
M DUNN William, 4 Apr 1868 Christ Church, Victoria, Australia
D 1935 Warragul, Victoria, Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
PALMER Robert Greenslades
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
2nd Husband of wifeCLARK Andrew
M 24 Apr 1857 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Farm Labourer at Guildford
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th May 1871 Guildford Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Oak 706 46th Foot location Gibraltar
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and defective vision
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private William Oaks, farm labourer, 7d, 21st January, single.


Not known when Mary Ann Greenslades PALMER left Western Australia between 1852 to 1857 and married, perhaps bigamously, Andrew Clark.