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WALKER – William 48th and 95th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire
95th Regiment Derbyshire Uniform
British Crimea Medal Inkermann Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameWALKER – William
Regiment (s)48th and 95th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3107 – 95th
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12 September 1853 / 17 years / Carlisle Cumberland England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 10 months
Length of Service269 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /26th June 1855 / Chatham Ken England
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Inkerman clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Carlisle Cumberland
Pension Districts1855 Carlisle
1856 Northumberland
1857 Edinburgh
1859-1865 Western Australia
1865-1901 South Australia
Pension Paid10d 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 Birth1836 Liverpool Lancashire England
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
B c1832 Paisley Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone 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 ArticlesThe Perth Gazette Friday 25th August 1865 page 2 Departure Harriet Hope passenger J.Walker
Departure from Western
26th March 1865 to South Australia per “Harriet Hope”
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th August 1901 Hindmarsh Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Unfit for further service due to gunshot wound causing damage to the right elbow, partial loss of power of forearm and hand. Humerus fractured above elbow, second Battle of Inkerman 5th November 1854
There were a number of William Walkers admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital but the two that were most likely the pensioner were:
29th December 1869, age 33, a married man and his religion was protestant; he was residing at Thebarton and working as a labourer. He was born at Cumberland, England and had been in the Colony 5 years no ship of arrival. A second admittance was on 31st July 1872 age 38, married living at Thebarton, a shoemaker, had been in the Colony 7 years and had arrived on the Harriett Hope
Ann Walker was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital
On 7th December 1874 age 42, at the time she was married woman, religion Church of England and was living at Thebarton. She had been born in Paisley Scotland and had been in the Colony 15 years and 9 months and had arrived on the Sultana.
On the Admission form for Ann dated 28th February 1878 she is still aged 42 now living at Hindmarsh and she said she arrived by the Europa.