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NameSHEMELS / SHEMELDS / SEMELDS – Benjamin
Regiment (s)73rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2323
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th May 1846 / 14 years / Westminster Middlesex England
None
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
6 Ft
Fair / Grey / Brown / Slightly pocked marked
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 4 years 10 months
East Indies – 3 years 5 months
China – 10 months
Length of Service21 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 29th August 1871 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Sheffield England
Pension Districts1871 Sheffield
1873 Greenwich
1874-1909 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service in Enrolled 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 Birthc1832 Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CREAMER Maria nee GILTHORPE
c1835 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJames B c1861 Not yet known
D c1873-1874 at sea onboard “Naval Brigade”
Elizabeth Creamer B c1863
M DIXON Godfrey 1885 Western Australia
Mary Creamer B c1865 Canada
M McNEECE John 11th August 1885 St. John’s Fremantle Western Australia
D 4th May 1941 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
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
Willagee Swamp Cockburn Lot 229
20 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Friday 26th November 1909 – page 1
The West Australian Wednesday 16th July 1913 – page 1
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th November 1909 45 Attfield Street Fremantle Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
15th July 1913 45 Attfield Street Fremantle Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFurther information in book “Kardinya Rising”