PERSONAL DETAILSThomas ANDERSON
Birth date and place 2 Apr 1829 Seagoe, Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: fair.
Marriage date and place1857 Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland.
SpouseJane (Jayne) Eliza SMYTH b.1839, d.1915.
ChildrenAnn 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 place6 Jul 1907 Georgina, WA.
Burial date and placeJul 1907 Greenough Old Cemetery (Weslyan Section), Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesGeraldton Guardian 9 Jul 1907.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)44th East Essex Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3059 Private
Attestation date and place2 Oct 1846 Lisburn, Antrim.
Service/CampaignsMalta 2 years 11 months.
Gibraltar 2 years 11 months.
Malta 1 month.
Turkey 4 months.
Crimea 1 year 2 months.
Musters1851 Malta [WO12-5681].
PromotionsPrivate to Corporal 11 Mar 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalHas 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.
Request to Under Treasurer, Perth, Western Australia for Anderson to be medically examined.
Click here for Dr. Maclachlan’s Medical Report 16 Feb 1859 [WO97 p. 1].
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place3 Jun 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service9 years 63 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1525/8.
Post Discharge ResidenceLurgan, Armagh.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictNewry (1856). 2nd Belfast (1860). Western Australia (1864).
Pension Amount1/3d. per diem. Refused increase in pension 22 Feb 1859.
Increased to 24d. per diem 7 Mar 1907.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman.
Departure and Arrival1 Jul 1864 Portland; 12 Sep 1864 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled 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/PurchaseWhitton Farm, Walkaway  – purchased.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 24 May 1876.