POLKINGHORNE – Humphrey 6th Dragoons

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British Crimea Medal

Turkish Crimea Medal

NamePOLKINGHORNE – Humphrey
Regiment (s)6th Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 533
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th March 1838 / 21 years 11 months / Truro Cornwall England
Cooper
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 11 in
Fair / Brown / Dark Brown/ None
Overseas Service/DurationThe East (Crimea) – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service18 years 74 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsBritish Crimean Medal
Crimean Turkish
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Truro Cornwall England
Pension Districts1857 Falmouth
1858-1863 Western Australia
1863-1882 South Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1815 Perrandrwothal (Perranarworthal)Truro Cornwall England
Date/Place of Baptism23rd April 1815 Perranarworthal Cornwall England
Father
Date/Place of Birth
POLKINGHORNE John
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
LANGDON (possible) Elizabeth
Not yet known
Possible marriage: 26th July 1800 Kenwyn Cornwall England
SiblingsAnn Leoydia bap 20th June 1817 Kenwyn Cornwall England
oseph bap 21st November 1819 Truro Cornwall England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not Married
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Cooper in South Australia
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
1863 to South Australia per Rangatira
Date/Place of Death/Burial1882 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Humphrey Polkinhorne (sic) 533 Private location Newbridge and Birmingham
Discharge was due to a general breaking up of his constitution and health owing to the effects of a fever contracted while on service in the Crimea
Humphrey Polkinghorne was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 10th July 1872 age 60. He was a single man, religion Church of England residing Adelaide and working as a cooper. He was born at Truro and had been 15 years in the Colony arriving on the Rangitira (sic)