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13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal no clasp
Land Grant
Land Grant 2
Land Grant Letter
NameOATEN / OATES – Samuel
Regiment (s)13th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2395
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th February 1846 / 17 years / Taunton Somerset England
Labourer Mason
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 4 years 3 months
Turkey and Crimea – 1 year
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service11 years 177 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th August 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasp
Intended Residence at
Taunton Somerset England
Pension Districts1858 Taunton
1867 Preston
1867 Bristol
1874-1898 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem – Temporary for 3 years until 21st August 1861 21st August 1861 rate increased to 9d per diem tenure extended for another year until 12th August 1862 then tenure again extended for 1 year until 28th July 1863.
Made permanent 19th July 1864 1887 Increased to 11½d per diem for six years service in Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Pitminster Somerset England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
OATEN William
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GIBBONS Eliza or Elizabeth
c1827 Pitminster Somerset England
Date/Place of Marriage19th July 1860 Pitminster Somerset England
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth Ann B c1864
Bp 25th March 1864 Pitminster Somerset England
M BESWICK Frederick 19th September 1883 Fremantle Western Australia son of EPG Frederick Beswick
John B c1867
Bp 12th November 1865 Bristol Gloucester England
M AGUILAR Mary Teresa 1886 Guildford Western Australia
D 6th August 1946 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William B c1868 registration Wigan Lancashire Born Blackrod (census)
M CUREDALE Ellen 1892 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1st September 1951 Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
1st September 1884 Application for Crown land S32
10th November 1884 Deed of Grant Fremantle Suburban Lot S32 Hampton Road
5 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 25th May 1898 page 4 Funeral Notice Samuel Oaten
The West Australian Saturday 28th December 1889 page 2 sale of property
The West Australian Thursday 22nd October 1908 page 1 Funeral Notice Eliza Oaten
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialMat 1898 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
22nd October 1908 Subiaco Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Samuel Oaten 2395 Private 13th Light Infantry location Stirling Scotland
1841 Census HO 197/959/19/20/12 Luxhay Pitminster Somerset
The 14 year old Samuel is an apprentice stone mason in the home of William and Sarah Billing
1861 Census RG 09/1613/91/14 transcribed as “Samuel Caton”
Samuel age 34 and Eliza age 33 are living at Pitminster Somerset, both born Pitminster and Samuel is working as a mason. 

1871 Census RG 10/3883/61/8 New Street Blackrod Lancashire
Samuel age 44 a stone mason and pensioner 13th Lt Infantry is living with his wife Eliza age 43 both were born Pitminster Somerset as was their daughter Elizabeth Ann age 7. Son John age 4 was born Clifton Gloucestershire and William age 2 was born Blackrod Lancashire


8th October 1875 Applied to purchased Fremantle Suburban Lot S31 of 5 acres for £9.0.0 Lime Kilns Hampton road Fremantle


Saturday 28th December the valuable property of Mr Oates was advertised for sale. It comprised 5 acres on which a 2 roomed cottage was built along with a well, pigsty, fowl houses and a lime kiln.


12th August 1881 Samuel Oaten requested permission to occupy an allotment of five acres No 32 near Fremantle having bought the adjoining Lot No 31. Staff Officer A R Thompson said he was discharged from the Enrolled Duty Force last November when it was disbanded after nearly 7 years service during which time his character was very good. Permission granted 24th August 1881