PERSONAL DETAILSThomas BOX
Birth date and place7 Aug 1829 St Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences11 Mitchell’s Court, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England (1861).
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Cumberland Militia 1856.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marriage date and place3 Oct 1849 St Peter’s, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
SpouseBridget BALF.
ChildrenMary 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 place6 Mar 1879, Western Australia [unproven].
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesInquirer & 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 place7 Dec 1846 Dublin.
Service/CampaignsCorfu, Ionian Islands 1 year 7 months.
Expeditionary Army in the East (Crimea) 7 months.
Musters1851 Dublin, Ireland (31st Regiment) [WO12-4693].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
One Good Conduct Badge.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place24 Jul 1855, Chatham.
Length of Service7 years 252 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1562/48.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd Dublin (1855). Cumberland Militia (1856). 2nd Dublin (Jul 1856). Carlisle (Oct 1857).
Western Australia (1862).
Pension Amount8d. per diem. Increased to 1/0½d. per diem 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLincelles. 
Departure and Arrival5 Oct 1861 Portland. 28 Jan 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
SubscriptionsLancashire Relief Fund 1863.
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