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- Redford, Joseph
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Joseph REDFORD|
|Birth date and place||14 May 1824 Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, England.|
|Baptism date and place||11 Jul 1824 Bolton-le-Moors Church, Lancashire.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales, Scotland & Canada
|Markland Street, Bolton, Lancashire (1841).|
See Muster below (1851).
York, East York, Ontario, Canada (1871, 1881, 1891).
|Occupations pre-and post WA||Steam Loom Weaver.|
Bailiff (Canada 1881).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1st: Indistinguishable.|
2nd: 25 Nov 1861 Cathedral Parish Church, Manchester, Lancashire.
2nd Catherine MURRAY (widow of Mr Starkey).
Source of births in Canadian Census
or Marriage records.
|George Starkey b. 1860, England. Possibly son of Mr Starkey, deceased).|
John William b. 1865, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Joseph Redford b. 1866, Ontario, Canada.
|Death date and place||7 Mar 1896, East York, Ontario, Canada.|
Cause of Death: Hernial Inflamation [sic] 4 days.
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||47th (The Lancashire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1650 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||14 Mar 1842 Rochdale, Lancashire (under-age 17 years 10 months).|
|Service/Campaigns||Corfu, Malta, Turkey & Crimean Campaign 4 years 8 months.|
|Musters||1851 Corfu, Ionian Islands [WO12-5922].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Disabled by stiffness of the left shoulder after wound of the head of humerus by a piece of shell on the 10th of July 1855 in the trenches before Sebastopol. He states that some of the bones about the shoulder were broken at the time he received the wound and also the shaft of the humerus but at present there is no distinct evidence of the truth of this statement.|
On grasping the shoulder with the left hand and pressing with the right hand the head of the humerus against the pleural (?) cavity and making rotation of the humerus, an occasional crepitus is felt, the situation of which apparently is near to the back of the [word missing from document].
Unfit for further service [Chatham Febr. 18th 1856].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||11 Mar 1856 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||13 years 302 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1537/72.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Manchester.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||Bolton (1856). London (1860). Manchester (1861). Toronto (1864).|
|Pension Amount||1/- per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||None.|
|Departure from WA||Departed for England by 1860, ship unknown.|
Emigrated from England to Canada by 1864, ship unknown.