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PERSONAL DETAILSJoseph PICKERING
Birth date and Place1824 Leicester, Leicestershire, England.
Baptism date and Place24 Oct 1824, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire.
Census ResidencesJury Wall Street, St Nicholas, Leicester (1841).
Western Heights Barracks, Hougham, Dover (1851).
See Muster below (1861).
Occupations pre-WAWool Comber.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft.  8 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and Place1st date unknown.
2nd 24 Apr 1876, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Spouses1st Lucy BALE (d.1876).
2nd Mary CARROLL.
Children 1st marriageSarah b. 1867 (d.1867), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lucy Harriet b. 1869 (d.1869), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1871 (d.1873), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph William b. 1874 (d.1880), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Children 2nd marriageStillborn 1877, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stephen b. 1878 (d.1881), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Joseph William b. 1880, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Florence May b. 1882, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stephen b. 1884, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Hilda Mary Catherine b. 1886, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Lucy b. 1891, Fremantle, Western Australia.
George 1892 (d.1892), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry Ernest George b. 1894 (d.1898), Fremantle, Western Australia.
John Walter Frederic(k) b.1896 (d.1899), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and Place18 Aug 1897 Canning Road, Richmond, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burial date and Place19 Aug 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia
Will and ProbateWill: 28 Jan 1893. Probate: 25 Oct 1897, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1897-154].
Death Notices & Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment1st Battalion Rifle Brigade.
Regiment No. and Rank#1965 Private.
Attestation date and Place3 May 1842 Leicester, England.
Service/CampaignsIonian Islands 1 year 8 months.
Cape of Good Hope (Kaffir Wars) 5 years 5 months.
Crimea 1 year 10 months.
British North America 1 year 10 months.
Musters1851 Dover [WO12-10083].
1861 Aldershot, Dublin and Curragh [WO12-10094].
PromotionNone.
Medals, Clasps and Badges:South Africa (1846-1847 and 1850-1853).
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Two Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Regimental Courts Martial:Tried once, details unknown.
Ten times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and Place17 Nov 1863 Hamilton, Canada?
Length of Service21 years 15 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1695/189.
Post Discharge ResidenceKibworth [Parchment Certificate W.O.Form 64].
Post Discharge Pension DistrictLeicester (1863). Liverpool (1866).
Pension Amount10d. per diem. Increased to 1/4d. per diem 18 Jan 1881 for service EPF.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipBelgravia.
Departure and Arrival07 Apr 1866 Portland; 04 Jul 1866 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Dairyman at Wellington.
Land Grant/Purchase10 Nov 1864 Fremantle Lot P89, 1 acre (grant).
Wellington Location 263, 40 acres (purchase) date unknown.