|NAME Thomas JONES||Name variations: None encountered.|
|Birth Date and Place||Ballo, Dolgellon, Merionethshire – not verified [WO12-6200-14] .
Possibly ‘Bala, Dolgelley/Dolgellau, Merionethshire, Wales’. See Additional Details below.
|Baptism Date and Place||16 Feb 1812 Dolgellau Salem, Merionethshire, Wales [TNA-RG4-3473]. See Additional Details below.|
|Marriage Date and Place|
|Land Acquisition in WA|
|Death Date and Place|
|Burial Date and Place|
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices|
|Will and Probate|
|Regiment||51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#798 Private.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Good Conduct Badge and payment at 1d. per diem.
Suspended 8 Jan 1841 owing to entry in Defaulter’s Book.
Badge restored Jul 1842 (no pay) [WO12-6204-204]. Payment restored Oct 1846 1d. per diem [WO12-6298-167].
|Arrival Australia State: Ship and Date||Middlesex Departed Chatham, Kent 4 Jun 1839 for Dublin & New South Wales [WO12-6201-205].
Departed Dublin 6 Jul 1839; arrived Sydney, NSW 25 Jan 1840 [DPS].
Re-joined 51st Regiment in Hobart February 1840.
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Perth HQ Jun 1840 to Jan 1841.
Pinjarrah Feb 1841 to Feb 1843.
Perth HQ & On Command Mar to Sep 1843.
Bunbury Oct 1843 to Jul 1844.
Perth HQ, On Command & Garrison Duty Aug 1844 to Mar 1845.
York Apr 1845 to Oct 1846.
Perth HQ, Garrison Duty, On Command Nov 1846 to 31 Mar 1847 when discharged.
[All sourcing from WO12-6202 TO 6208].
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO12-6208-190].|
|Age at Discharge|
|Length of Service|
|The name Thomas Jones is extremely difficult to research, both inside and outside of Wales. When other personal information such as birthdate and enlistment is missing, any other data become indistinguishable. The Army records Private Jones’s birthplace as ‘Ballo Dolgellon, Merionethshire’; the closest I could find to such a place is ‘Bala, Dolgellau, Merionethshire’ (although there is almost 20 miles between the two towns). The 1812 baptism in the Salem Welsh Calvinistic Metholdist Chapel in Dolgallau indicates a possible birthplace for Private Jones – but unfortunately not verifiable.
The details here are therefore sourced entirely from the 51st Regiment Musters and Pay Lists.