SMITH – William 50th Regiment

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Name SMITH – William
Regiment (s) 50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2172
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd May 1843 / 19 years / London England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Fair / Grey Brown / Brown / Sabre wound upper right leg
Overseas Service/Duration India – 2 years 8 months
Length of Service 3 years 131 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 22nd June 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals Sutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6 with Moodkee and Sobraon clasps
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts 1847 Chatham
1848-1858 Deptford
1859-1873 Western Australia
1874-1897 Victoria
1874 Calcutta (returned to Victoria)
Pension Paid 8d per diem
11th February 1873 pension suspended during imprisonment in Western Australia and on release reduced to 6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 1823 Merton near London Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptism 5th January 1823
Father
Date/Place of Birth
SMITH William
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Susannah
Not yet known
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ROGERS Elizabeth
1824 (deduced) Portsmouth Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage 2nd Quarter 1847 Medway Kent England
Children by 1st Wife Elizabeth Sarah B December 1850 Medway Kent England
M DODD Michael unknown date
D 11th December 1936 at residence of her daughter Perth 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
2nd Wife BECKETT Caroline
Date/Place of Marriage 1868 York Western Australia
Children by 2nd Wife None known
3rd Wife FARRELL Annie
Date/Place of Marriage 1872 Newcastle (Toodyay) Western Australia (Bigamy as Caroline still alive)
Children by 3rd Wife None known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles The Age 13th August 1897 page 6
Departure from Western
Australia
Unknown how and when but possibly left during early 1873 for Victoria (after completion of prison sentence)
Date/Place of Death/Burial 10th August 1897 Wangaratta Victoria (drowned in the Ovens River)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
1865 Dongara Western Australia (Elizabeth)
Will or Probate None known
Further Information 9 August 1872 William Smith was charged with feloniously marrying one Ann Farrell of Fremantle (Western Australia) his former wife Caroline Beckett being at the same time alive. Committed for trial and convicted of Bigamy at Perth WA  and sentenced to 6 months hard labour.