NAME Charles HOLT Name variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Place 07 Feb 1808 Smallbridge, Hundersfield, Rochdale, Lancashire – not verified [RG4-8-1152; OPC Lancaster].
Baptism Date and Place 24 Apr 1808 West Street Baptist Church, Wardleworth, Lancashire – not verified [Register 1786-1837 p.90].
Marriage Date and Place August 1848 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.338].
Spouse Mary FOSTER widow of Charles HENSHAW aka HOSIER [WABDM Reg.338].
Children None.
Occupations Woollen Weaver [WO97-648-26].
Land Acquisition in WA None.
Death Date and Place 11 Jul 1868 Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand [NZBDM Reg.4400].
Burial Date and Place July 1868 St Matthias Churchyard, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand [Ref.138156962 Find a Grave].
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices 4 May 1889 Auckland Star (death of widow).
Will and Probate Will: 4 Apr 1859, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand. Probate Grant: 12 March 1869, Supreme Court of New Zealand Northern District [NZ Archives Ref. 380-221-1869].
BRITISH ARMY
Regiment 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.
Soldier No. and Rank #445 Private [WO97-648-26].
Attestation Date and Place 08 Aug 1825 Rochdale, Lancashire.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: grey.
Service/Campaigns Australian Colonies, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) and Western Australia 7 years 10 months.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges 4th Good Conduct Badge & Pay at 4d. per diem from 1 Jan 1846 [WO12-6208-102].
Casualty/Medical Affected by rheumatism and is worn out. Considered unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and Date Hindostan. Embarked 1 May 1839, paid to 7 Sep 1839 [WO12-6201-12].
Arr. 12 Sep 1839 from London, England dep. 9 May 1839 [DPS].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western Australia Perth HQ Regimental Duties Jun & Jul 1840.
Police Employ Aug 1840 to Sep 1841.
Canning Oct 1841 to Dec 1842. Perth HQ & Garrison Duty Jan & Feb 1843.
Bunbury Mar to Jun 1843. York Jul & Aug 1843.
Perth HQ Sep 1843 to Sep 1844. Seven days in Hospital May 1844. On Command Oct 1844.
Perth HQ & Garrison Duty Nov 1844 to Mar 1847.
Perth HQ Attached to 96th Detachment while awaiting Chelsea Pension confirmation from 1 Apr 1847.
Regiment departed for Calcutta 15 Mar 1847.
[All sourcing from WO12-6202 TO 6208]
Courts Martial in Western Australia None.
Discharge Date and Place
Admission to Pension Date and Place
31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia.
24 Aug 1847 Perth, Western Australia.
Age at Discharge 39 years 7 months.
Length of Service 21 years 239 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-648-26.
Pension District Perth, Western Australia (1847) [WO23-30]. South Australia (1849) [WO23-30]. Tasmania (1850) [WO-22-252]. New Zealand (1863-1868) [WO22-252].
Pension Amount 1s. 0d. per diem.