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WHITE – William (William John) 10th Regiment

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William White and Family – Arthur Allen by Peter Conole – 2016 EPG Newsletter No 3 and 4

10th Regiment Lincolnshire Regiment
Sutlej Medal
Punjab Medal (Goojerat Clasp)
Sutlej Medal with Sobraon Clasp
NameWHITE – William (William John)
Regiment (s)10th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1188
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st November 1839 / 18 years / Burnley Lancashire England
Description – Height
 5 Ft 6 in
Dark / Grey / Brown / Shot in thigh at Goojerat
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years 1 month
Length of Service10 years 281 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th August 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSee Further Information below
Intended Residence at
Bath Somerset England
Pension Districts1850 Bath
1853 Oxford
1854 Coventry
1855-1903 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1874 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Whitcomb Bath Somerset England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
c1778 Chiveley Berkshire England
Date/Place of Birth
c1789 Arrington Cambridge England
c1814 Not yet known
SiblingsMaryann B c1834 Bath Somerset England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
PONTING Caroline
bap 9th Dec 1827 Bremhill Wiltshire England
Father PONTING John
Mother Rebecca
Date/Place of Marriage1851 Somerset England
Children by 1st WifeHenry bap 2nd February 1852 Oxford England
M 1872 Mary Ann HALL
D 4th June 1943 North Perth, Western Australia
William John bap 4th October 1854 Coventry Warwickshire England
M 1879 GREGG  Ellen
D 20th December 1931 Osborne Park Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery C of E Western Australia
Charles B 2nd February 1857 Perth Western Australia
D 6th February 1857 Perth Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Caroline B 1859 Perth  Western Australia
D 6th April 1859 Pensioner Village Perth Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
2nd WifeGARDINER Alice
B Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage14th July 1862 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeJohn Samuel B 1863 Perth Western Australia
M 1889 Frances Mary BROWNING, Perth Western Australia
D 2nd March 1957 Perth Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Eliza Alice B 1866 Perth Western Australia
M 1887 COSTELLO John Perth Western Australia
D 29th January 1929 Maylands WA
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Emma B 1871 Perth Western Australia
M  ALLEN Robert William 1898 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Y114 of 3 roods Title application 17th January 1865 Title 2021
Corner Fitzgerald, Roe and Hardinge streets Perth Western Australia
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 18th April 1903 page 21 Obituary William
Western Mail Saturday 20th February 1909 page 17 Obituary Alice
West Australian Monday 21st December 1931 page 1 death notice William John
West Australian Tuesday 8th June 1943 page 1 death notice Henry
West Australian Wednesday 30th January 1929 page 1 death notice Eliza Costello
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th April 1903 Claremont Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
5th February 1861 Pensioner Village Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
9th February 1909 West Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 1188 Location Manchester and Newcastle
In the 1851 Census of England William is a single man living with his parents John White age 73, a pauper former servant born Chiveley Berkshire, his mother Ann age 62, a cook, born Arrington Cambridge and sister Maryann age 17 a dress maker born Bath Somerset, while William is age 30, a labourer/Chelsea pensioner born Bath Somerset.
WO23/56 shows Adelaide as residence in 1865. Believe this to be a transcription error. There isn’t any indication that this man went to Adelaide South Australia.
William White served in campaigns of 1845 and 1846 with the Army of the Sutledge (sic). Present at the battle of Sobraon 10th February 1846 and occupation of Lahore also the campaign of 1848/49 including the whole of the siege of operations against Moodkee affair of the 9th September storming the enemy strongly entrenched position 12th September 1849 and carrying the heights 27th December 1848 and surrender of the fortress 22nd January 1849 battle of Goojerat. Wounded by grapeshot at Goojerat. This suggests he had medals for these actions.