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.
Occupations pre-WA Labourer.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse
Children
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
ARMED FORCES
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].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical None.
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
Ship Racehorse. 
Departure and Arrival 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Land Grant/Purchase None in Western Australia.
Subscriptions None.
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.