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- Norton, Joseph
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Joseph NORTON|
|Birth date and place||c. 1822 Island of Lambay, Lusk, Dublin, Ireland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Royal Regiment of Artillery, Woolwich, Kent (1841).|
Royal Artillery Garrison, West Thurrock, Essex (1861).
See also Musters below.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||2 Feb 1874 Dublin [Reg. Dublin South, Vol. 2, Page 539].|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||Royal Artillery, 1st Battalion, 1st Company.|
Royal Artillery, Coast Brigade.
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1298 Gunner & Driver.|
|Attestation date and place||11 Jan 1841 Dublin, Dublin.|
|Service/Campaigns||Canada 6 years.|
Crimea 1 year 8 months.
|Musters||1841 Adjudant’s Detachment, Woolwich [WO10-1817].|
1851 Athlone, Ireland [WO10-2066].
1861 Coastal Brigade: Woolwich, Manchester, Folkestone, Portsmouth, Devonport,
Leith Fort, Tower of London, Pigeon House Fort Dublin, Spike Island [WO10-2820].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
Three Good Conduct Badges.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Imprisoned [no offences stated]:|
14 Jul to 24 Aug 1845. 2 Jul 1847 to 12 Jul 1847. 20 May 1850 to 30 Jun 1850.
33 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||19 May 1863 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||22 years 34 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1341/182.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Dublin.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Dublin (1863). Fremantle (1865 to Jun 1871). Calcutta, Bengal Station (to Dec 1871).|
1st East London (to Jun 1872). Dublin (1872). Toronto (1873). Dublin (1873).
|Pension Amount||11½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 24 Oct 1866 [witness in the Supreme Court].|
Perth Gazette 3 Dec 1869 [disposal of land at auction].
Although referring to a Joseph Norton, it is most likely the above newspaper articles referred to
Joseph Naughton (Private, East India Company) who also arrived on Racehorse in 1865.
|Departure from WA||Departed Fremantle in June 1871 for Bengal (see sidebar), vessel unknown.|