WOOD Joshua

NAME: Joshua WOODName variations: Woods.
Birth Date and Placec. 1803 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England [WO97-652-78].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and Place
OccupationsWheelwright [WO23-149].
Land Acquisition in WA
Death Date and Place6 Apr 1876 Bunbury, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #8851; WO23-59-8].
Burial Date and PlaceApril 1876 Bunbury Pioneer Catholic Cemetery [Oz Burials].
Death, Funeral, Obituary NoticesNone.
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment84th (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 Place5 Jan 1820 underage at 17 years – place unknown.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¾ ins.  Complexion: fair. Eyes: blue. Hair: sandy [WO23-149].
Service/CampaignsIonian Islands 3 Jul 1821 to 12 Jun 1834.
Australian Colonies 2 Aug 1838 to 31 Mar 1847 [WO97-652-78].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGood Conduct Badge and Pay 2d. per diem from service in Van Diemen’s Land [WO12-6202-55].
Casualty/MedicalWorn out and unfit to serve in India [WO97-652-78].
Regimental Courts MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Arrival Australian State: Ship and DateElphinstone.  Embarked 2 Aug 1838, Deptford, London [WO25-3503].
Arr. 29 Dec 1838  Port Jackson, NSW. Dep. Kingston, Dublin, Ireland  8 Sep 1838 [DPS].
Marian Watson.
Arr. 15 Jan 1839 Hobart, VDL. Dep. 8 Jan 1839 Sydney, NSW [Hobart Courier; WO12-6200-332].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateRunnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPerth 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 AustraliaNone.
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 Discharge44 years.
Length of Service26 years 86 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-652-78.
Pension DistrictPerth, Western Australia.
Pension Amount1/2d. 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 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].