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URQUHART – William Royal Artillery 11th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
Land Grant
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
Description – Height
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
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
Date/Place of Birth
19th February 1790 Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
ROSE Christian
14th July 1783
Not yet known
SiblingsAlexander b 1815 Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Duncan b 1817 Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland died 1889 Lanarkshire, Scotland
Hugh b 1818 Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland died 1889 Glascow, Scotland
Kenneth b 1820 Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland died 1889 Lanarkshire, Scotland
Catherine b 1821, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland died 1872 Lochcarron Rossshire
Isobel b abt 1827 Fodderty, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Charles b 1829 Contin, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KING Rachel
24th May 1819 Newfoundland North America
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known (Newfoundland)
Children by 1st WifeDuncan B c 29 Jan 1841 St John’s Newfoundland Canada
enlist Royal Artillery 1853 aged 12, 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 daughter of EPG James Connor
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Turkey Point near Bunbury Lot 402
10 acres Title application 20th September 1879, approved 18th October 1879.
Occupation after
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
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th December 1885 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th March 1887 William Street Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further Informationn the 1851 Census Sergeant William Urquhart is living with his family at Sandown Castle Kent. Wife Rachel age 32 was born Newfoundland as was son Duncan age 10. Son Alexander age 5 was born Woolwich, Kent, daughter Mary aged 4 was born Ireland and 10 month old Catherine was born at Deal in Kent.
Discharge due to accidental fracture of the patella of the left knee.
William Urquhart served on the Enrolled Pensioner Force until 1874 when he was discharged on arrival of the draft from England.
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.