PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas ANDERSON
Birth date and place  2 Apr 1829 Seagoe, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place 1857 Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland.
Spouse Jane (Jayne) Eliza SMYTH b.1839, d.1915.
Children Ann 1859, Northern Ireland.
Emily Jane 1860, Northern Ireland.
William Smythe 1862, Northern Ireland.
Mary A. 1865, Murchison, Western Australia.
Thomas James 1866, Geraldton, WA.
Adam Averal 1869, Northampton.
Martha Alexandra 1871, Greenough, WA.
Frederick George 1872, Greenough, WA.
Miriam (Marion) Elizabeth1874, Greenough, WA.
Eveline (Evaline) Gertrude 1878, Greenough, WA.
Death date and place 6 Jul 1907 Georgina, WA.
Burial date and place Jul 1907 Greenough Old Cemetery (Weslyan Section), Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Geraldton Guardian 9 Jul 1907.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 44th East Essex Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #3059 Private
Attestation date and place 2 Oct 1846 Lisburn, Antrim.
Service/Campaigns Malta 2 years 11 months.
Gibraltar 2 years 11 months.
Malta 1 month.
Turkey 4 months.
Crimea 1 year 2 months.
Musters
Promotions Private to Corporal 11 Mar 1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Has very impaired action of left arm and is unable to exert any force with it, in consequence of a musket bullet having struck the upper arm just above the inner condyle and fracturing the bone obliquely – popped out on the dorsum of the arm (upper) about 5 inches above the point of the olecranon. The humerus has united in an oblique manner. Also a musket bullet popped under the integument of the R. side, for 8 inches in the course of the 9th rib. Wounds rec’d on June 18th /55 in an attack on the Redan.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 3 Jun 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 9 years 63 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1525/8.
Post Discharge Residence Lurgan, Armagh.
Post Discharge Pension District Belfast.
Pension Amount 1/3d. per diem. Increased to 24d. per diem 7 Mar 1907.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Merchantman.
Departure and Arrival 1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Policeman: Appointed Constable 3 Feb 1866. Corporal 1 Feb 1871. Lance Sergeant 9 Dec 1873. Dismissed 31 May 1879.
Police Transfers: Perth & Geraldton 1866. Gwalla Mines (later Northampton) 1869. Geraldton 1870. Greenough (Lockup Keeper) 1871. Dongara & Strawberry 1872/73. Greenough 1874. Fremantle 1878.
Farmer at Whitton Farm, Walkaway.
Land Grant/Purchase Whitton Farm, Walkaway  – purchased.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.