|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].|
|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].|
|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.|
|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.|
|Notes on Pension Payment||Paid by Regiment to 31 Mar 1848.|
Paid by Commissariat to 30 Jun 1851.
Thereafter transferred to Captain Bruce’s Pay List.
There is nothing to suggest Holt was taken onto EPF strength, this was merely a means of receiving his pension entitlement as a military pensioner once Perth became a Pension District with the arrival of Captain John Bruce and the EPF men [WO22-248-39].