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- Clayton, Joseph
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Joseph CLAYTON|
|Birth date and place||c. 1816 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Occupations pre-WA||Hair Dresser.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 5³/8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Children||Unnamed daughter? (see newspaper article in sidebar).|
|Death date and place||4 Apr 1889 Mt. Eliza Invalid Depot, Perth, Western Australia.|
1885 Recommended for admission to Mt Eliza Poor House [Cons 527-1885-0209].
|Burial date and place||4 Apr 1889 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (Officiating: James Allen, St George’s Cathedral, Perth).|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Daily News 8 Apr 1889 (refers incorrectly to James Clayton).|
|Regiment(s)||39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1402 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||25 Feb 1840 Sheffield, York.|
|Service/Campaigns||East Indies 6 years 5 months. 29th Sep 1840 to 6 Feb 1847.|
Crimea 1 year 6 months. 12 Jan 1855 to 17 Jul 1856.
|Musters||1841 Kamptee, East Indies [WO12-52-75].|
1851 Newry, Ireland [WO12-5284].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimean War Medal. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Casualty/Medical||Chronic disease of spleen with general weakness and pain of left side – probably the consequence of frequent attacks of fever and ague to which he was subject during a service of seven years in India (1840-1847). Due to climate. Unfit for further service from chronic disease of spleen.|
|Regimental Courts Martial||15 Dec 1845 Dinapore. Tried & sentenced to 20 days imprisonment 9 Dec to 31 Dec 1845.|
Habitual drunkenness and striking the escort.
24 Mar 1847 on board ship. Tried & sentenced to 40 days imprisonment 21 Mar to 2 May 1847.
Having been drunk and abusive language to a Color Sergeant.
21 Jun 1849 Preston. Tried & sentenced to 40 days imprisonment 14 Jun to 30 Jul 1849.
Absence without leave.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||30 Mar 1857 Butterant?|
|Length of Service||16 years 286 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1512/52.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Sheffield, Yorkshire.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Sheffield (1857). Sheffield & Tilbury Fort (1859).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Thirty one newspaper articles between Sep 1861 and Dec 1887 involving charges relating to drunkenness and/or vagrancy. See sidebar.|
|Departure from WA||Not applicable.|