PERSONAL DETAILSJoseph CLAYTON
Birth date and placec. 1816 Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WAHair Dresser.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5³/8 ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
ChildrenUnnamed daughter? (see newspaper article in sidebar).
Death date and place4 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 place4 Apr 1889 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia (Officiating: James Allen, St George’s Cathedral, Perth).
Will and Probate
Death Notices and ObituariesDaily News 8 Apr 1889 (refers incorrectly to James Clayton).
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)39th (Dorsetshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1402 Private.
Attestation date and place25 Feb 1840 Sheffield, York.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 6 years 5 months. 29th Sep 1840 to 6 Feb 1847.
Crimea 1 year 6 months. 12 Jan 1855 to 17 Jul 1856.
Musters1841 Kamptee, East Indies [WO12-52-75].
1851 Newry, Ireland [WO12-5284].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimean War Medal.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalChronic 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 Martial15 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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place30 Mar 1857 Butterant?
Length of Service16 years 286 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1512/52.
Post Discharge ResidenceSheffield, Yorkshire.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictSheffield (1857). Sheffield & Tilbury Fort (1859).
Pension Amount8d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipSultana. 
Departure and Arrival29 May 1859 Plymouth; 19 Aug 1859 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone.
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesThirty one newspaper articles between Sep 1861 and Dec 1887 involving charges relating to drunkenness and/or vagrancy. See sidebar.
Departure from WANot applicable.