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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
Naval Service Medal w Syria Clasp
NameOAKLEY – Charles Thomas
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Portsmouth Division 16th and 42nd Company
Regiment Number (s) 898
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st July 1839 / 21 years 6 months / Lewes Sussex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark / None
Overseas Service/Duration“Vanguard” 1840-1843
Length of Service21 years 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 23rd August 1860 / Not yet known NAA said 20 March 1862
Campaign Medals2 Medals 1 clasp
Syria for action of Vanguard 9th August 1842
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1860 Plymouth
1865-1868 Western Australia
1868-1890 Victoria
Pension Paid£16.16.0 per annum
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 Birth1818 Stoughton Chichester Sussex England
Date/Place of Baptism22nd February 1818 Stoughton Chichester
Date/Place of Birth
OAKLEY William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B abt 1842
Date/Place of MarriageJuly 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeCharles Thomas b 1867
M WRIGHT Ellen 31 October 1888 Fremantle WA
D 29 November 1891 Fremantle WA
Harriet Mary b 1869 Perth Western Australia
M 1889 BURGESS Edward James in Perth Western Australia
D 1954 Perth Western Australia
William John b 1871 Perth Western Australia (2-3 years after his registered “father” left Western Australia)
M 1897 COOKSON Ellen, Perth Western Australia
D 1957 Perth, Western Australia aged 86 death registered surname BARKER
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Marriage
BARKER Thomas M 1873 Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandThomas John b 1873 (deduced)
M 1899 READ Eva May in Perth Western Australia
D 1931 Perth Western Australia aged 58
John Abraham 1876 Perth Western Australia
M 1899 MERCER Sarah Jane in Perth Western Australia
D 1946 Nedlands, Perth Western Australia aged 69
George b 1879 (deduced)
M 1911 RICHMOND Kathleen Isobel, Perth Western Australia
D 1961 Perth Western Australia aged 82
Elizabeth Maude b 1880 Perth Western Australia
M 1900 M BENNETT Herbert Kennish, Perth Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Musician (Transfer Document NAA)
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Thursday 10 December 1891 Death of son Charles Thomas
The West Australian Monday 15th January 1912 page 8 Obituary of Harriet Barker
Departure from Western
To Victoria via South Australia 1868
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Harriet BARKER died 11th January 1912 and is buried in the East Perth Cemetery but her body was exhumed and reburied Karrakatta Cemetery.
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1863 Harriet Burton arrived in Western Australia per Burlington as a 21yo servant
1868 Charles Oakley left Western Australia but his wife and son remained in Western Australia. From that time one third of Charles’s pension was paid to his wife in WA until 1877 when it was discontinued and Charles received his pension in full. Charles pension was paid in Victoria up to 30th June 1890 when it was reported as being unclaimed and discontinued.
1912 Harriet Barler’s obituary does not mention her marriage to Charles.