THOMPSON – William HEIC Bengal Artillery 2nd Battalion

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NameTHOMPSON – William
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
July 1829 / 22 years / London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fresh / Blue / Sandy / Two fingers left hand “smashed in Khyber Pass”
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – duration not stated
Length of Service22 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 8th August 1851 /  Not stated
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Mount Charles West Sligo Ireland
Pension Districts1851 2nd Dublin
1853 – 56 Western Australia (Fremantle)
1857 Calcutta
Pension Paid1 /4d per diem (Pension No 119)
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Ballyshannon Donegal  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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNone known
Departure from Western
Not clear when or by which ship he left Western Australia but possibly late in 1856 prior to arrival in Calcutta India
Date/Place of Death/BurialSeveral possible deaths in India
26th December 1856 and 14th November 1862 (Tentative)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationCharged with military offences in 1853-54