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

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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
WILSON Francis Henry
B 1806 Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1806 Not yet known
SiblingsMargaret B 1835 Sussex England
William B 1837 Sussex England
Robert B 1839 Sussex England
Willott B 1841 Sussex England
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
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
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 InformationWife Bridget “inherited” and lost a considerable amount of property left to her by her husband George Ware
18th December 1865 application to Purchase Town lot  N 112 @ £6 per lot: Bulwer Street between Lake & Beaufort Streets