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|PERSONAL DETAILS||Joseph COLLINS|
|Birth date and place||Between 1826 and 1829 Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 5¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: light hazel. Hair: dark brown. Face: thin. Build: middling stout.|
Distinguishing marks: J C and anchor on right arm.
|Marriage date and place||Single on arrival in Western Australia.|
|Death date and place||27 Sep 1913 Old Men’s Home, Claremont, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place||29 Sep 1913 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.|
Roman Catholic Area, Section CB, Gravesite 0087.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||21st (Royal North British Fuzileers) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3292 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||1854.|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea and Kinbourn Aug 1854 to Jun 1856.|
Barbados, West Indies.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Regimental Courts Martial|
|District Courts Martial||Malta [HO86-010-97].|
Trial: 3 Nov 1858. Threatening Language. Sentenced: 112 days with hard labour.
Click here for copy of register.
Note: Millbank Prison Register states a previous conviction for absence and drunkenness; no other details.
|General Courts Martial||Barbados [WO90-3].|
Trial: 19 Nov 1860. Striking a violent blow with his clenched fist in the face of his superior officer who was then and there in the execution of his duty.
Sentenced: Seven years penal servitude [PCom2-69-121].
|Prison and Register #||19 Nov 1860 to 10 Mar 1861 Barbados Barracks 3 months 19 days.|
10 Mar 1861 to 26 Apr 1861 On board ship to England.
26 Apr 1861 to 9 Aug 1861 Millbank Prison #2321 3 months 14 days [PCom2-44-2321].
9 Aug 1861 to 2 Jan 1862 Pentonville Prison #121 [PCom2-69-121].
2 Jan 1862 to 23 Sep 1862 Chatham Prison #4423 [Pcom2-2-4423].
23 Sep 1862 to 31 Dec 1862 Convict Ship York – 84 days passage from Portland [John Gregg’s Diary (Carpenter on board), National Library of Australia].
31 Dec 1862 Fremantle Prison #6554.
|Chelsea Pension Reference||Not eligible.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Western Australia.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||Portland 8 Oct 1862; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.|
Labourer for employers in Bunbury (Wellington District), Bindoon (Swan District) and Newcastle (Toodyay District).
10 Nov 1864 to 23 May 1866 Labourer for employees or at Depot, Toodyay District.
23 May 1866 to 31 Aug 1866 Toodyay Depot.
1 Sep 1866 to 9 Nov 1866 Mt Eliza Depot.
|WA Convict #||6554.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||11 Oct 1863.|
|Dates and Details.||Click here to read offences from 5 Jan 1864 to 27 Oct 1866 before a Resident Magistrate.|
|MEDICAL RECORD||14 Jun 1866 admitted to hospital with Scurvy. 21 Jun 1866 discharged.|
9 Nov 1866 admitted to hospital for observation. 25 Nov 1866 discharged to Lunatic Asylum.
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21 Nov 1874 discharged from Lunatic Asylum and transferred to Mt Eliza Invalid Depot.
1906 transferred to Old Men’s Home, Claremont [Cons 752 1919/2479, WA SRO].
|WA Certificate of Freedom||15 Oct 1872, Fremantle.|
|WA Conditional Pardon||Due Aug 1866. Applied for Jul 1865. No record of it being granted.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|