Joseph Hodges

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PERSONAL DETAILS Joseph Walter HODGES
Birth date and Place: 17 Oct 1821, Henstridge, Stalbridge, Somerset/Dorset, England.
Baptism date and Place:
Census Residences: Police Barracks, Cheriton, Kent, England (1861).
Occupations pre-WA: Labourer.
Police Sergeant, Kent Constabulary.
Assistant Warder, Chatham Prison.
Physical Description: Height: 5’ 7½”. Hair: brown. Eyes: grey. Complexion: fresh.
Marriage date and Place: 1st 29 Aug 1848, Umballah, India.
2nd 1893, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouse: 1st Charlotte HATCH aka ASH (in WA), formerly STEDMAN, a widow.
2nd Bessie LAMBETH.
Children: Clara Maria 1852 Wuzeerabad, Bengal.
Frederick Bates 1857 Hartlip, Kent.
Benjamin 1860 Hadlow, Kent.
Amelia 1864, England or at sea ‘Clara’?
Walter Simeon 1866, Fremantle.
Death date and Place: 18 Feb 1909, 90 Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place: 19 Feb 1909, Old Fremantle Cemetery (Anglican).
Will and Probate: None.
Obituaries/Funeral Notices: West Australian 19 Feb 1909 and 20 Feb 1909.
Regiment: 3rd King’s Own Light Dragoons.
12th (Prince of Wales’s Royal) Lancers.
Regiment No. and Rank: #1563 (12th Lancers).
Attestation date and Place:
Re-attested:
06 Jul 1841 (3rd Light Dragoons).
10 Jan 1854 (12th Lancers).
Service/Campaigns: East Indies nine years, nine months.
Crimea one year.
Musters:
Promotions: 01 Feb 1846 Private to Corporal (3rd LD).
01 Mar 1848 Corporal to Sergeant (3rd LD).
23 Dec 1855 Private to Corporal (12th Lancers).
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Sutlej Medal (Moodkee) with clasp Ferozeshuhur.
Punjab Medal with clasp Goojerat.
Crimea War Medal with clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical: None.
Regimental Courts Martial: None.
District Courts Martial: 13 Mar 1854. Disgraceful conduct in having made fraudulent alterations in receipts of oats. Sentenced to six lunar months imprisonment with hard labour and to be put under stoppages until certain sums are made good.
15 Feb to 25 Aug 1854. In confinement awaiting trial and under sentence.
General Courts Martial: None.
Discharge date and Place:
Length of Service:
25 Nov 1853 (3rd LD).
06 Oct 1856 (12th Lancers), Maidstone, Kent, England.
14 years, 273 Days.
Chelsea Pension Reference: WO97/1739/80.
Post Discharge Residence: Poole, Dorsetshire, England.
Post Discharge Pension District: Perth, Western Australia.
Pension Amount: 4d. per diem. deferred pension 17 Oct 1871.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship: Clara.
Departure and Arrival: 11 Jan 1864 London; 13 Apr 1864 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation: Assistant Warder commencing salary£52 p.a. plus £1 p.a. to maximum of £62.