WILSON – Alexander Royal Marines Chatham Division 59th 81st and 37th Company

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Name WILSON – Alexander
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Chatham Division 59th 81st and 37 Company
Regiment Number (s) 5346 / 5829
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th May 1832 / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Dark / Hazel / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationServed onboard HM ships –
1832 – Ocean
1835 -1839 – Russell
1840-1843 – Caledonia
1844-1845 – Eagle
1845-1846 – Vanguard
1846-1849 – Mutiny
1849-1850 – ?
Length of ServiceNot yet known
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th July 1850 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 2nd Plymouth
1851 1st Edinburgh
Pension Paid £15.4.0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
 16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1805 St. Cuthbert’s Edinburgh Scotland
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
c1808 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJean B c1828 Not yet known England
Mary Ann B c1834 Not yet 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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1870 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information This ‘man’ had previously served in Royal Marines between 20th August 1827 and 19th July 1830 2 years 334 days.  Paying £20 to obtain discharge.