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|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).|
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.|
|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].
|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].|
|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.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Subscriptions||Lancashire Relief Fund 1863.|
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