|NAME William SMITH||Name variations: None encountered.|
|Birth Date and Place||13 Dec 1821 England – not verified [Smith Family Bible].|
|Baptism Date and Place||Sutton, Kent, England – not verified [WO12-6203]. See Additional Details below.|
|Marriage Date and Place||22 Aug 1845 Registrar’s Office, Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#148].|
|Spouse||Mary Ann BARRON [WABDM Reg,#148].|
|Children||William George b.1846 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#792].
Edward b.1849 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1280].
Jane b.1851 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#1695].
Ellen b.1853 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2218].
John b.1856 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#3369].
James b.1859 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#4547].
Elizabeth b.1862 Williams Bridge, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#6222].
|Occupations||Labourer, England [WO12-6203].
Labourer and Shepherd c. 1847-1853 [GRO Certificates].
Policeman c.1854-1860 (locations include Kojonup and Beaufort [PASH & BENT pp.54,56,151].
Yeoman & Farmer, Wedgecarrup, West of Wagin [GRO Certificates].
|Land Acquisition in WA||Details on leases acquired are available in the State Records Office (see SDUR files].|
|Death Date and Place||11 Apr 1864 George Haysom’s Yard, Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2436].
Cause of Death: Apoplexy – verdict of inquest [TROVE] and/or Visitation of God [GRO Certificate].
|Burial Date and Place||13 Apr 1864 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
Church of England Section, Monument 500 [EPCEM].
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices||Perth Gazette 15 Apr 1864 p.2.
Inquirer 13 Apr 1864.
|Will and Probate||Letters of Administration 16 Jan 1867 by Mary Ann Smith, Supreme Court Ecclesiastical, Western Australia.
[Cons 3458 131-1867].
|Regiment||51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#1431 Private [WO12-6202-223].|
|Enlistment Date and Place||15 Oct 1839 – recorded at Chatham [WO12-6201-235].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||None.|
|Arrival Australia State: Ship and Date||Palmira.
Departed Chatham 1 Aug 1840 for NSW [WO12-6202-292].
Arrived NSW c.19 Jan 1841, Re-joined 51st Regiment in Hobart Feb 1841 [WO12-6202-223].
|Military Postings within Van Diemen’s Land.||Hobart HQ Feb 1841 to Nov 1844 including Garrison Duty and Escort Duty [WO12-6202-6206].
Victoria Valley 1 Apr to 31 Dec 1842 [WO12-6204-20/107].
Hobart In Hospital Jun (14 days) and Sep (6 days) 1844 [WO12-6206-33&92].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Champion.
Departed Hobart Nov 1844, arriving Fremantle 27 Nov 1844 [WO12-6206-154].
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Perth HQ 27 Nov 1844 to 31 Mar 1847 [WO12-6206 to 6208].|
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||31 Mar 1847 – without pension [WO12-6208-191&199].|
|Age at Discharge||26 years [deduced].|
|Length of Service||8 years [deduced].|
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