HOLT Charles

West Street Baptist Church, Wardleworth. Charles Holt was posssibly baptised there (not verified) as shown in the record of baptism below.
Record of Baptism (not verified)
First page of Charle Holt’s Chelsea Pension Documents [WO97-648-26]
Holt and his wife bound for South Australia on Arpenteur [Perth Gazette 10 Mar 1849]
Entry of Holt in Biographical Index of SA
Gravestone of Charles Holt, St Matthias Churchyard, Panmure, NZ
Charles Holt’s Will attached to Probate Documents
NAME Charles HOLTName variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Place07 Feb 1808 Smallbridge, Hundersfield, Rochdale, Lancashire – not verified [RG4-8-1152; OPC Lancaster].
Baptism Date and Place24 Apr 1808 West Street Baptist Church, Wardleworth, Lancashire – not verified [Register 1786-1837 p.90].
Marriage Date and PlaceAugust 1848 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.338].
SpouseMary FOSTER widow of Charles HENSHAW aka HOSIER [WABDM Reg.338].
OccupationsWoollen Weaver [WO97-648-26].
Land Acquisition in WANone.
Death Date and Place11 Jul 1868 Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand [NZBDM Reg.4400].
Burial Date and PlaceJuly 1868 St Matthias Churchyard, Panmure, Auckland, New Zealand [Ref.138156962 Find a Grave].
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices4 May 1889 Auckland Star (death of widow).
Will and ProbateWill: 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].
Regiment51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.
Soldier No. and Rank#445 Private [WO97-648-26].
Attestation Date and Place08 Aug 1825 Rochdale, Lancashire.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: brown. Hair: grey.
Service/CampaignsAustralian Colonies, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) and Western Australia 7 years 10 months.
Medals, Clasps and Badges4th Good Conduct Badge & Pay at 4d. per diem from 1 Jan 1846 [WO12-6208-102].
Casualty/MedicalAffected by rheumatism and is worn out. Considered unfit for further service.
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and DateHindostan. 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 DateRunnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPerth 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 AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and Place
Admission to Pension Date and Place
31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia.
24 Aug 1847 Perth, Western Australia.
Age at Discharge39 years 7 months.
Length of Service21 years 239 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-648-26.
Pension DistrictPerth, Western Australia (1847) [WO23-30]. South Australia (1849) [WO23-30]. Tasmania (1850) [WO-22-252]. New Zealand (1863-1868) [WO22-252].
Pension Amount1s. 0d. per diem.
Notes on Pension PaymentPaid 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].