PALMER – Charles Henry 70th Regiment

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Name PALMER – Charles Henry
Regiment (s)70th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 861
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th February 1831 / 17 years 10 months / Hatfield Hertfordshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 2 years 73 days
Malta – 1 year 266 days
West Indies – 3 years 70 days
Canada – 2 years 24 days
East Indies – 2 years 194 days
Length of Service21 years 161 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal 14th September 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Possibly Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1852 Chatham
Pension Paid1/4d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Whitechurch Ramsgate Kent 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
BASSETT Anastasia
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeLetitia B c1840 Not yet known
Mary Matilda B 1855 Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Newcastle Lot S15
6 acres
Newcastle Lot S13
4 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th July 1865 Toodyay Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th June 1868 Toodyay Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWO23/59 shows this man having gone to South Australia.  However, believe this has been transcribed incorrectly from the information concerning the ship arrival “Adelaide”.