|NAME Thomas BRIGGS||Name variations: None encountered.|
|Birth Date and Place||c.1816 [deduced].|
|Baptism Date and Place|
|Marriage Date and Place||17 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#269].|
|Spouse||Catherine CAPORN (widow of Edward John Tapping].|
|Children||Step Children (Tapping):
Rebecca b.1838; Sarah b.1840; Jane b.1842 – none verified [ERIC p.3007].
Mary b.1843 [WABDM Reg.#323]; William b.1846 [WABDM Reg.#802]; Thomas Allen b.1848 (d.1849 India) [WADBM Reg.#1144].
Thomas Ellen (sic) b.1850 Cawnpore, India [British India Office N-1-77-214].
Catherine b.1852 Fort William, India [British India Office N-1-81-245].
Amelia b.1854 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#2395].
Hannah b.1856 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#3497].
Thomas James b.1859 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#4573].
George b.1861 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#5695].
Charles b.1862 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#6854].
Alfred Edward b.1864 Fremantle, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.#8233].
|Land Acquisition in WA||Freshwater Bay, 20 Acres – not verified [ERIC p.310].|
|Death Date and Place||9 Sep 1897 Claremont, Western Australia [TROVE].|
|Burial Date and Place||9 Sep 1897 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia [TROVE].
Church of England Section.
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices||Daily News 9 Sep 1897 – death [TROVE].
West Australian 9 Sep 1897 – funeral [TROVE].
Inquirer and Commercial News 10 Sep 1897 [TROVE].
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Regiment||96th Regiment of Foot.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#1675 Private [WO12-9620-334].|
|Enlistment Date||2 Oct 1841 [WO12-9613-328].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Good Conduct Badge 1d. per diem from 21 May 1847 [WO12-9620-10].|
|Arrival Australia: Ship and Date||Hydrabad. Embarked 29 Jun 1843, Gravesend, Kent. [WO12-9615-192 to 199].
Dep. 4 Jul 1843, Deal, Kent. Arr. 17 Oct 1843, Sydney, NSW.
Arr. 4 Nov 1843, Launceston, VDL [TROVE].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Java 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-334].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Perth HQ 24 Feb to 31 Mar 1847 [WO12-9620-334].
On Command 1 to 30 Apr 1847 [WO12-9622-10].
Perth HQ 1 May 1847 to 31 May 1848 [WO12-9622-113].
Pinjarrah 1 Jun 1848 to 31 Mar 1849 [WO12-9622-113 to 199].
Left with Regiment on Radcliffe for Calcutta, India on 18 May 1849 [deduced – see Additional Details].
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||after March 1851 [deduced].|
|Age at Discharge||35 years [deduced].|
|Length of Service||c. 9 years [deduced].|