PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias William JOSE
Birth date and place 7 Jun 1819 Kenwyn, Truro, Cornwall, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Higher Town, Kenwyn, Truro, Cornwall (1841).
Kensington Palace Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
Mount Street, Woolwich, Kent – wife and family (1851).
Trade Sawyer.
Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: ruddy. Eyes: dark brown. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
Spouse Letitia RADDLE, REDDEL, RUDDALE.
Children Matilda b. 1847, Halifax, Canada.
Elizabeth b. Jane 1849, Halifax, Canada.
William John b. 1852, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Henry Thomas b. 1854, Bunbury, Western Australia.
David Samuel b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Stillborn child b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Richard b. 1861 ? (not proven) [Erickson].
Mary Letitia b. 1863, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 23 Jun 1875 Norfolk Street, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Accident resulting in injuries to spine.
Burial date and place 25 Jun 1875 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and Probate Will: 6 Mar 1873. Probate: 5 Aug 1875, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1875-485].
Death Notices Fremantle Herald 26 June 1875.
Inquirer & Commercial News 7 Jul 1875.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #548 Private/Sapper.
Attestation date and place 12 Nov 1841 Truro, Cornwall.
Service/Campaigns Halifax 7 years 94 days.
Western Australia 9 years 47 days.
Musters WO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-187 (1861) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Four Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters’ Book.
Discharge date and place 7 Feb 1861 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Length of Service 19 years 88 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO131-0020 Deferred Pension.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination 7 May 1861.
Post Discharge Residence Fremantle, Western Australia.
Pension District Not applicable.
Pension 6d. per day on attaining 60 years of age with gratuity of 12 months’ pay
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.115, see sidebar].
Bunbury Convict Depot Oct 1852 to Oct 1854.
Grocer at Norfolk Street, Fremantle. See sidebar.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition Eligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15].
1862 Fremantle Town Lot 168.
Ship ex-WA Not applicable.
Departure date and destination Not applicable.