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WILSON – William Rifle Brigade Depot 1st and 2nd Battalion

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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
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From Pensioner to Gentleman
NameWILSON – William
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade Depot 1st and 2nd Battalions
Regiment Number (s) 2722 – 1st Battalion
3738 – 2nd Battalion
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4 July 1849 /  17 years 1 month / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Gunshot wound to left shoulder
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 1 year 11 months
Length of Service2 years 284 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 – June 1859 Deptford
1859-1881 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1st January 1881 Increased to 1/0 per diem for service to Enrolled Force Western Australia
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 Birth19th October 1832 Rye Sussex 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
WEIR/WARE Bridget (nee Hartigan)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1875 Fremantle Western Australia
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
1st Husband of WifeWARE (alias SEVIER) Charles
B Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1872 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Warder Fremantle Prison 20th March 1868. Transferred to Clackline, Newcastle, York, Guildford, Chancey Springs, Mahogany Creek, Canning River, Perth until he in 1875 he requested to retire on the grounds of ‘the property supposed to be left to him has not been earlier brought forward.’
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 10 May 1881 page 3 Sivier v Wilson
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th April 1881 Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWilliam was found guilty of desertion and disgraceful conduct in 1851 and received a sentence of six months imprisonment and branded with the letter D. All pension benefits to the date of reemployment were to be forfeited.
British Army Worldwide index
1851 William Wilson 2722 private 1st Batt Rifle Brigade location Dover.
Discharge due to a gunshot wound to the left shoulder received 8th September 1853 at the attack on the Redan causing stiffness of shoulder joint and the weakness in the arm.
Bridget’s first husband died intestate and it appeared that Bridget as his relict inherited his estate which included lot 189 in Norfolk street Fremantle consisting of 6 cottages, land in Cantonment street and 196 Suffolk street, Fremantle and Cockburn valued between £800 and £1,000.
In 1881 a claimant (heir at law) to the estate turned up in the form of Charles’s brother George Sevier of Portsmouth. Bridget was dispossessed of her fortune and as a dower or widow relict awarded the sum of £115 and the mortgages over the properties that she, Charles and William had taken out paid in full.
18th December 1865 application to Purchase Town lot N 112 @ £6 per lot: Bulwer Street between Lake & Beaufort Streets