|NAME: Joshua WOOD||Name variations: Woods.|
|Birth Date and Place||c. 1803 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England [WO97-652-78].|
|Baptism Date and Place|
|Marriage Date and Place|
|Land Acquisition in WA|
|Death Date and Place||6 Apr 1876 Bunbury, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #8851; WO23-59-8].|
|Burial Date and Place||April 1876 Bunbury Pioneer Catholic Cemetery [Oz Burials].|
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices||None.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Regiment||84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment. 25 Mar 1821 transferred at Portsmouth, Hampshire to|
51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding, The Kings Own Light Infantry) Regiment.
|Soldier No. and Rank||#??? Private (84th).|
#290 Private (51st).
|Attestation Date and Place||5 Jan 1820 underage at 17 years – place unknown.|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6¾ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: sandy [WO23-149].|
|Service/Campaigns||Ionian Islands 3 Jul 1821 to 12 Jun 1834.|
Australian Colonies 2 Aug 1838 to 31 Mar 1847 [WO97-652-78].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Good Conduct Badge and Pay 2d. per diem from service in Van Diemen’s Land [WO12-6202-55].|
|Casualty/Medical||Worn out and unfit to serve in India [WO97-652-78].|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Arrival Australian State: Ship and Date||Elphinstone. Embarked 2 Aug 1838, Deptford, London [WO25-3503].|
Arr. 29 Dec 1838 Port Jackson, NSW. Dep. Kingston, Dublin, Ireland 8 Sep 1838 [DPS].
Arr. 15 Jan 1839 Hobart, VDL. Dep. 8 Jan 1839 Sydney, NSW [Hobart Courier; WO12-6200-332].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Perth HQ Regimental Duties 29-30 Jun 1840 to 31 Aug 1840.|
Ellens Brook 1 Sep 1840 to 31 Mar 1843.
Perth HQ 1 Apr 1843 to 30 Sep 1843.
Bunbury 1 Oct 1844 to 30 Jun 1846,
Perth HQ 1 Jul 1846 to 31 Jan 1847 inc. Garrison Duty (Jan).
On furlough until discharge 31 Mar 1847.
[All sourcing from WO12-6202 TO 6208].
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place|
Admitted to Pension
|31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO97-652-78].|
24 Aug 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO23-59-8].
|Age at Discharge||44 years.|
|Length of Service||26 years 86 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-652-78.|
|Pension District||Perth, Western Australia.|
|Pension Amount||1/2d. 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 Wood 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].