PERSONAL DETAILSJoseph NORTON
Birth date and placec. 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.
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
Death date and place2 Feb 1874 Dublin [Reg. Dublin South, Vol. 2, Page 539].
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)Royal Artillery, 1st Battalion, 1st Company.
Royal Artillery, Coast Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank#1298 Gunner & Driver.
Attestation date and place11 Jan 1841 Dublin, Dublin.
Service/CampaignsCanada 6 years.
Crimea 1 year 8 months.
Musters1841 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].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts MartialImprisoned [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 MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place19 May 1863 Woolwich.
Length of Service22 years 34 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1341/182.
Post Discharge ResidenceDublin.
Post Discharge Pension District2nd 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 Amount11½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse. 
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/PurchaseNone in Western Australia.
SubscriptionsNone.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & 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 WADeparted Fremantle in June 1871 for Bengal (see sidebar), vessel unknown.