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WIMBRIDGE – William Thomas 69th Regiment

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69th Regiment
1881 Obituary
NameWIMBRIDGE – William Thomas
Regiment (s)69th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 515
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th April 1827 / 19 years / Manchester Lancaster England
Cotton Spinner
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / Freckled
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 7 years
British North America – 3 years 7 months
Length of Service19 years 147 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd December 1846 (demoted from Sergeant 24th Oct 1846)/ Salford Barracks Manchester England 
Campaign Medals2 Good Conduct Medals
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1847 1st East London
1847 Derby
1847 Galway
1849 Roscommon
1853-1881Western Australia.
Pension Paid11d per diem  Increased 16th July 1878  to 1/7d per diem for service as Commissariat messenger
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc 1808 (deduced) St Mary le Bone Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptism
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
Date of Birth or Baptism
McCLOY Eleanor Barbara (Ellen)
B 26th May 1824 Ballinrobe Mayo Ireland
bap 20th June 1824 Ballinrobe Church of Ireland (CoI) Parish Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage14th June 1844 Kilmainen Church of Ireland Parish Ballinrobe Mayo Ireland
Children by WifeElizabeth Sarah B 16th June 1845 Mayo Ireland bap 29th June 1845 Ballinrobe COI parish Mayo Ireland
M CRAGGS Frederick William 1865 Perth Western Australia
30th May 1924  Mt Lawley Western Australia
bur Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Ellen Therese  c 1846
bap (RC) 21st April 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
M GURNEY James Evans 5th February 1872 RC Cathedral Perth Western Australia (son of EPG Patrick Gurney)
D 10th December 1925 Fremantle Western Australia bur Fremantle Cemetery RC
William Thomas c 1849
M JAMESON Lucinda 25th January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
26th November 1888 Hay Street Perth Western Australia bur East Perth  Cemeteries: re-buried Karrakatta 25th April 1918 Western Australia
Matilda Kate bap 20th January 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
D 13th April 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
bur 14th April 1854 Skinner St Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Joseph B c 1855 Western Australia
D 27th July 1928  Armadale West Australia
bur Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Sarah Agnes bap 27th May 1857 Perth Western Australia
D 5th September 1874 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
David Arthur bap 8th April 1860 Perth Western Australia
M GORMAN Eliza 1883 Albany Western Australia
D 30th July 1926 East Perth Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Edward Charles bap 6th February 1862 Perth Western Australia
D c 24th December 1893 found drowned in Woogea Well 30 miles East of Mingenew on 1st January 1894 – estimated died 8 days before. Bur nearby
Minnie Matilda B 1864 Perth Western Australia
M PYKE George Henry 1883 Perth Western Australia
D 17th March 1911 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Fremantle Cemetery
Frederick John B 1866 Perth Western Australia
M MILLIKAN Robina Vera 1920 Perth Western Australia
D 4th June 1953 West Midland Western Australia
bur Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
Alfreda Mary (Alfredina) b 4th February 1868  Perth Western Australia
(bap RC on 23rd December 1889 prior to marriage)
M REARDON William John December 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 16th December 1907 Highgate Hill Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of wife
Date/Place of Birth
McCLOY Samuel (12th Royal Lancers)
Not yet known
Mother of wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKOWN Elizabeth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Perth location Y 117 of 3 perches between Hardinge and Roe streets (between Charles and Fitzgerald streets)
Title application 17th January 1865 Title 2020
Occupation after
16th May 1853 Temporary Store Clerk and Assistant Warder in Convict Establishment Resigned 2nd January 1855 (AJCP Reel 1667)
31st May 1860 appointed messenger for Colonial Hospital salary £36 per annum
1871 William Wimbridge in charge of Headquarter Office and messenger for Department generally, salary £82/7/0
Newspaper ArticlesThe Western Australian Times Tuesday 20th March 1875 page 3 Sale of Perth lot Y 117
West Australian (Perth WA: 1879 ¬-1954) 7th January 1881 page 2
West Australian (Perth WA: 1879 ¬-1954) 17th January 1891 page 3
Many other references to the Wimbridge family
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th January 1881 Perth Western Australia
bur 5th January 1881 East Perth Cemeteries (C of E grave 515)  Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 16th January 1891 Perth  Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458 1888/178 William Wimbridge
SROWA Cons 3403 1891/1027 Eleanor Wimbridge
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Thomas Wimbridge 515 private 69th Foot location Fredericton Canada
Discharge due to inguinal hernia and worn out.
Surgeon’s Sick list Pyrenees 1853
January 14th William Wimbridge age 48 pensioner suffering from catarrh
February 23rd Thomas Wimbridge age 3 child diarrhoea
9th April Thomas Wimbridge age 3 child catarrh
22nd April William Wimbridge age 46 (sic) pensioner constipation
William Wimbridge was one of the pensioners who had their cottage built under a scheme authorised by Staff Officer Bruce where by the amount available to pensioners was not enough to cover the cost of the cottage (£47) and they agreed to pay 1/- per day towards the extra expense.
William Wimbridge was a trustee of the Pensioners Benevolent Fund and active in the Temperance movement.
Mrs Wimbridge was appointed matron of the Colonial hospital in 1861 at a salary of £50 per annum. AJCP Reel 1626 Piece 119 page 169
She was again appointed matron in June 1881 (West Australian Friday 1881 page 2 – perhaps she was appointed twice?)
On 13th November 1888 she wrote to the Colonial Surgeon asking him to recommend her for a pension as she was unable to work having suffered two strokes. 28th November 1888 the Executive Council granted her a gratuity of 1 month’s pay for every year of service amounting to £35. Malcolm Fraser advised the Council Mrs Wimbridge had a son who was in business in Perth with a coach and carriage factory and was well able to provide for her.