PERSONAL DETAILS Joseph DUTTON
Birth date and place 1825 Farndon, Chester, Cheshire, England.
Baptism date and place 17 Apr 1825 St Chad’s Parish Church, Farndon, Chester, Cheshire, England.
Civil Census Residences
Occupations pre-WA Shoemaker.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 11½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 5 Oct 1868 St Patrick’s RC Church, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse Mary SULLIVAN (widow formerly Hopper).
Children Charles Joseph b. 1870 (d.1870), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph b. 1871, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 25 May 1878 near Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Accidental drowning. Fell overboard from Annie Agnes in a gale.
Burial date and place At Sea, near Rottnest Island, Western Australia.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries Western Australian Times 28 May 1878.
Inquirer & Commercial News 29 May 1878.
Western Australian Times 7 Jun 1878.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Royal Artillery, 6th Battalion.  1 Jul 1844 transferred to 3rd Battalion.
Regiment No. and Rank #63 & #17457 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place 6 Sep 1843 Chester, Cheshire.
Service/Campaigns St Helena 8 years 3 months.
Expedition to Turkey [Crimea] 10 months.
Malta 3 years 2 months.
Musters Q2 1861 Woolwich, Shoeburyness, Plymouth [WI19-2466].
Promotions & Reductions Gunner & Driver to Bombardier & Corporal 26 Jul 1849.
Bombardier & Corporal to Gunner & Driver 9 Mar 1852.
Gunner & Driver to Bombardier & Corporal 1 Apr 1855.
Bombardier & Corporal to Gunner & Driver 27 Oct 1856.
Gunner & Driver to Bombardier 1 Apr 1858.
Bombardier to Gunner 29 Mar 1859.
Gunner to Bombardier 9 May 1861.
Bombardier to Corporal 16 Jun 1863.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
Regimental Courts Martial Imprisoned 5 Nov 1846 to 26 Nov 1846. Offence unknown.
Imprisoned awaiting trial 6 Mar 1852 to 8 Mar 1852. Offence unknown.
Imprisoned 16 Oct 1856 to 6 Dec 1856. Offence unknown.
16 times entered in Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts Martial 16 Oct 1875 Convicted by District Court Martial at Perth, Western Australia.
Drunk and insubordinate. Sent to prison for 84 days.
Half pension suspended and half paid to child.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 27 Dec 1864 Woolwich.
Length of Service 21 years 33 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1319/161.
Post Discharge Residence 20 Red Lion Street, Woolwich.
Post Discharge Pension District Liverpool.
Pension Amount 1/3½d. per diem.  Suspended October 1875, Perth, Western Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Hougoumont. 
Departure and Arrival 12 Oct 1867 London; 9 Jan 1868 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None.
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles Western Australian Times 28 May 1878.
Departure from WA Not applicable.