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SIMCOX / SIMCROIX – Philip 90th Regiment

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90th Regiment Perthshire Volunteers
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)90th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3556
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th September 1854 / 24 years / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Gunshot wounds in back and right calf
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 3 months
Crimea – 6 months
Length of Service1 year 141 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 5th February 1856 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish-Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Jersey Channel Islands
Pension Districts1856 Jersey
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864-1870 South Australia
1884-1887 Victoria Australia
1887 South Australia
1889-1898 Melbourne Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1830 St. Peter’s near St. Helier Jersey Channel Islands
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SIMCROX Phillippe
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
LE BRETON Marguerite
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1839 England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1885 Groom
Newspaper ArticlesThe South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 11th May 1864 page 2 Passenger list Rangatira departing King George’s Sound 6th May 1864
South Australian Register 14th May 1864 – page 2 Passenger list Rangatira departing SA for Sydney 13th May
Departure from Western
1864 to South Australia
1884 to Victoria Australia
1887 to South Australia
1889 to Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st May 1898 Skipton Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to a gunshot wound to the back (3rd September) resulting in a weakness and slight numbness of the right leg, also a gunshot wound to the right calf
In the 1861 Census of England Philip De St Croix (sic) age 26, an Army pensioner is living with his wife Mary age 22 at 5 Winchester Street St Helier Jersey Channel Islands. Philip was born at St. Savours Jersey and Mary in England.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated the conduct of both Philip and his wife as Very Good. Mrs Simcox (sic) received medical treatment during the voyage
Philip and Mary travelled to New South Wales on the Rangatira in 1864 but his pension does not appear to have been paid there. (perhaps they left the ship at Melbourne or stayed in SA)
On 8th October 1879 Philip pleaded guilty to a charge of embezzlement and was gaoled for 6 months, he followed this with several convictions for theft in the 1880s resulting in further periods of imprisonment.
Philip’s death was due to a burning accident but there are no details of this.