PERSONAL DETAILS Thomas BOX
Birth date and place 7 Aug 1829 St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences 11 Mitchell’s Court, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England (1861).
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Cumberland Militia 1856.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place 3 Oct 1849 St Peter’s, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Spouse Bridget BALF.
Children Mary b. 1851 (d.1862), Dublin, Ireland.
Sarah b. 1857, Dublin, Ireland.
William Henry b. 1860, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.
Mary Jane b. 1863, Perth, Western Australia.
Thomas b. 1865, Perth, Western Australia.
Louisa Adelaide b. 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 6 Mar 1879, Western Australia [unproven].
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Mar 1879.
[This may relate to the death of a convict named John Box – see ‘Sad Accident’ in sidebar].
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 31st Huntingdonshire Regiment. 1 Aug 1854 transferred to
57th West Middlesex Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2820 (31st Reg). #3138 (57th Regiment). Private.
Attestation date and place 7 Dec 1846 Dublin.
Service/Campaigns Corfu, Ionian Islands 1 year 7 months.
Expeditionary Army in the East (Crimea) 7 months.
Musters 1851 Dublin, Ireland (31st Regiment) [WO12-4693].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Wounded. Second Battle of Inkermann. 05 November 1854.
Disabled by constriction of left knee after gunshot wound of thigh he received at Inkerman. Unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 24 Jul 1855, Chatham.
Length of Service 7 years 252 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1562/48.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Post Discharge Pension District 2nd Dublin (1855). Cumberland Militia (1856). 2nd Dublin (Jul 1856). Carlisle (Oct 1857).
Western Australia (1862).
Pension Amount 8d. per diem. Increased to 1/0½d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lincelles. 
Departure and Arrival 5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.