PERSONAL DETAILSFrederick BESWICK
Name variations: Bestnick, Bestwick
Birth date and place22 Aug 1828 Tilbury Forts, Essex, England.
Baptism date and place21 Sep 1828 St James, West Tilbury, Essex, England.
Civil Census ResidencesEdward Street, Stockport, Cheshire (1841).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 10¹/8 ins.  Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseMary Ann MOORE.
ChildrenFrederick, c. 1865 (baptised RC Fremantle 1872).
Robert John c. 1866, Lancashire?
George Thomas  b. 1870, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Peter b. 1872 (d.1874), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Martha Louisa b. 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia.
James Fintan b. 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph b. 1879 (d.1879), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place5 Aug 1891 South Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and place6 Aug 1891 Skinner Street Cemetery,  Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & Commercial News 5 Aug 1891.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)39th Dorsetshire Regiment.
1st Lancashire Militia (appointed 17 Nov 1865).
Regiment No. and Rank#1783 Drummer.
#473 Private.
Attestation date and place22 Oct 1842.
3 Dec 1860 St George’s, Bermuda.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 26 Oct 1842 to 6 Feb 1847, 4 years 108 days.
Gibraltar 19 April 1854 to 8 Dec 1854, 4 years 234 days.
Crimea 9 Dec 1854 to 30 Apr 1856,1 year 144 days.
Canada 1 May 1856 to 2 Oct 1859, 3 years 155 days.
Bermuda 3 Oct 1859 to 2 Feb 1860, 3 years 123 days.
Bermuda 3 Dec 1860 to 10 Aug 1864, 3 years 251 days.
Musters1851 Newry, Ireland [WO12-5284].
1861 Bermuda [WO12-5294].
PromotionsDrummer to Private 1854/55.
Private to Corporal 24 Jan 1862.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Jan 1864.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGwalior Star (Maharajpore) 1843.
Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place28 Jul 1868 Kinsale.
Length of Service21 years 316 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1512/13.
Post Discharge ResidenceLancaster.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictPreston (1868). Birmingham (Oct 1868). Chatham (Aug 1869). Birmingham (Oct 1869).
Western Australia (1871).
Pension Amount1/6d. per diem.
Increased to 1/8d. per diem from date of admission on recomputation of service on 17 Nov 1868.
Increased to 2/- per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipStrathmore.
Departure and Arrival6 Oct 1870 London; 29 Jan 1871 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase16 Jun 1884, Lot 175 Willagee Swamp, Cockburn Sound (Grant of 20 acres).
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 3 Feb 1871.