PERSONAL DETAILSJoseph COLLINS
Birth date and placeBetween 1826 and 1829 Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 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 placeSingle on arrival in Western Australia.
Spouse
Children
Death date and place27 Sep 1913 Old Men’s Home, Claremont, Western Australia.
Burial date and place29 Sep 1913 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Roman Catholic Area, Section CB, Gravesite 0087.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)21st (Royal North British Fuzileers) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3292 Private.
Attestation date and place1854.
Service/CampaignsCrimea and Kinbourn Aug 1854 to Jun 1856.
Malta.
Barbados, West Indies.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts Martial
District Courts MartialMalta [HO86-010-97].
Trial: 3 Nov 1858. Threatening Language. Sentenced: 112 days with hard labour.
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Note: Millbank Prison Register states a previous conviction for absence and drunkenness; no other details.
General Courts MartialBarbados [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 ReferenceNot eligible.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipYork.
Departure and ArrivalPortland 8 Oct 1862; 31 Dec 1862 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationConvict.
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 Leave11 Oct 1863.
OFFENCES
Dates and Details.Click here to read offences from 5 Jan 1864 to 27 Oct 1866 before a Resident Magistrate.
MEDICAL RECORD14 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 Freedom15 Oct 1872, Fremantle.
WA Conditional PardonDue Aug 1866. Applied for Jul 1865. No record of it being granted.
Misc. Newspaper Articles