URQUHART – William Royal Artillery 11th Battalion

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NameURQUHART – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 11th Battalion
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th May 1834 / 20 years / Aberdeen Aberdeen Scotland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
6 Ft 0½ in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNewfoundland – 9 years 4 months
Length of Service19 years 292 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 11th April 1854 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1854-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
1873 Increased 1/8d per diem for 10 years 6 months service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birth7th February 1814 Fodderty Dingwall Ross Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
URQUHART Duncan
19th February 1790 Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
ROSE Christian
14th July 1783
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KING Rachel
24th May 1819 Newfoundland North America
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeDuncan B c 29 Jan 1841 St John’s Newfoundland Canada
enlist Royal Artillery 1853, appears 1871 UK Census
John C 4 Apr 1843 St John’s Newfoundland Canada
D 1844 Canada
Alexander James B1845 Woolwich England
Bp 13 July Woolwich Kent England
M CONNOR Mary Mina 8 April 1875
D 1903 Jarrahdale Western Australia
Mary Christine B 1847 Dublin
M HURST Abraham 1868 Bunbury Western Australia
M BLAKE Henry 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1891 Geraldton Western Australia
Catherine Ann B 1850 Deal Castle, Kent
M DELAPORTE Richard 1868 Bunbury Western Australia
D 24 Jan 1923 Midland Western Australia
William B 1852, Woolwich Kent, England
D Woolwich 1852 ref Armed Forces Deaths
(note death in 1907 Liverpool, Sydney parents William and Rachel may be a different person)
Rachel B c1855 Fremantle Western Australia
M ARNOLD John 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
D 27th October 1922 Perth Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Isobel Anne B 1858 Rottnest Island Western Australia
M STANLEY John Parsons 1896, Bridgetown Western Australia
D 1942 Bridgetown 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
Turkey Point near Bunbury Lot 402
10 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Appointed Warder Convict Establishment 3 August 1855 dismissed 25 September 1855
In July 1856 William Urquhart was doing duty with the Enrolled Force at Rottnest
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Wednesday 9 March 1887 page 3 Result of Inquest Rachel Urquhart
Western Mail Saturday 12 December 1903 page 17 Death of Alexander
The West Australian Thursday 25 January 1923 page 3 Funeral notice Catherine Delaporte
Bridgetown Advocate Friday 24 April 1942 page 4 Obituary Isobel Stanley
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th December 1885 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
4th March 1887 William Street Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationIn the 1851 Census Sergeant William Urquhart is living with his family at Sandown Castle Kent
Discharge due to accidental fracture of the patella of the left knee.
WO97 has comment “Convicted in Police Court Fremantle 10th July 1877 of theft. One month in prison. Half pension to be suspended and other half paid to wife.