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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
British Crimea Medal Alma-Balaclava Clasps
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st and 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 3108 (2nd Battalion)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th July 1847 / 18 years / Westminster Middlesex London
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / Wound by a fragment of shell damaging flexor tendons of left thigh (Crimea)
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 3 years
Crimea – 1 year
Length of Service7 years 342 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th June 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals Crimea War Medal: clasps for Alma and Sebastopol
Intended Residence at
Symons Street Chelsea London England
Pension Districts1855 2nd West London
July 1857 – 1875 Western Australia
May have moved to South Australia post  1880 (no pension details)
Pension Paid8d per diem
1881 increased to 1/2d for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth3rd September 1829 St Luke’s Chelsea Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptismbap 28th March 1830 St Luke’s Chelsea Middlesex England
Date/Place of Birth
RANDAL Charles
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsGeorge b 1826 London Middlesex
Charles b 1834 London Middlesex
Elizabeth b 1837 London Middlesex
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1841 Barbados
bap 29th June 1860 (RC) as an adult Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage2nd November 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeMary Elizabeth B 1st September 1858 Fremantle Western
M HALLIDAY William c1873
D 20th September 1943
Robert Michael B 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
HOLGATE Robert – Royal Artillery 2nd Battery arrived “Runneymede” 1856
c1807 Colne Lancashire England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McCOY Mary
B c1813 England
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Temporary Assistant Warder Perth Prison 1859
Newspaper ArticlesThe Advertiser Monday 26th July 1897 page 5 Jubilee banquet
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 13th July 1898 page 2 Funeral Notice Thomas
Departure from Western
Not Known post-1880
Date/Place of Death/BurialJuly 1898 Goodwood Adelaide South Australia
Bur West Terrace Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the 1841 Census Thomas and his family is living at Symons Street Chelsea
Thomas Randell was present at the banquet in 1897 celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee at Adelaide SA
Death of his wife is unknown she was sometimes known as Weston according to evidence she gave in a trial see: The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times 8th October 1869 page 3