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20th Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers Badge
British Crimea Medal – Alma Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameTHOMPSON – William
Regiment (s)20th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2089
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th April 1842 / 19 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationBermuda – 4 years 291 days
North America – 6 years 56 days
Crimea – 1 years 272 days
Length of Service14 years 113 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th July 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal clasps for Alma, Balaclava, Inkermann and Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Limerick
1858-1864 Western Australia
1864 – 1878 Auckland New Zealand
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1823 St. John’s Limerick Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1864 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 2089 Location Montreal, Canada
Discharge was due to lameness in his left leg resulting from extensive exfoliation of the lower portion of the tibia and adherent cicatrix on the anterior lower part of the leg – no apparent cause.
He was paid in New Zealand to 1878 when the records seem to stop.
He may have gone to New Zealand to participate in the Maori Wars but he does not appear on the Waikato Militia records.
Several William Thompson’s received the Maori War medal but it is impossible to know if it is him.