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 1857.
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 1851 (d.1862), Dublin, Ireland.
Sarah 1857, Dublin, Ireland.
William Henry 1860, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England.
Mary Jane 1863, Perth, Western Australia.
Thomas 1865, Perth, Western Australia.
Louisa Adelaide 1870, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 6 Mar 1879, Western Australia (unproven).  This may be the death of a convict named John Box.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 31st Huntingdonshire Regiment.
57th West Middlesex Regiment. Transferred 1 Aug 1854.
Regiment No. and Rank #2820 Private.
#3138 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
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/Medical 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). Carlisle (1857).
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