PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasWilliam JOSE
Birth date and place7 Jun 1819 Kenwyn, Truro, Cornwall, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesHigher Town, Kenwyn, Truro, Cornwall (1841).
Kensington Palace Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
Mount Street, Woolwich, Kent – wife and family (1851).
TradeSawyer.
Carpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: ruddy. Eyes: dark brown. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place
SpouseLetitia RADDLE, REDDEL, RUDDALE.
ChildrenMatilda 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 place23 Jun 1875 Norfolk Street, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Accident resulting in injuries to spine.
Burial date and place25 Jun 1875 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Will and ProbateWill: 6 Mar 1873. Probate: 5 Aug 1875, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1875-485].
Death NoticesFremantle Herald 26 June 1875.
Inquirer & Commercial News 7 Jul 1875.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#548 Private/Sapper.
Attestation date and place12 Nov 1841 Truro, Cornwall.
Service/CampaignsHalifax 7 years 94 days.
Western Australia 9 years 47 days.
MustersWO11-123 5th Company, Woolwich & Hyde Park (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-187 (1861) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Five times entered in the Regimental Defaulters’ Book.
Discharge date and place7 Feb 1861 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Length of Service19 years 88 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO131-0020 Deferred Pension.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination 7 May 1861.
Post Discharge ResidenceFremantle, Western Australia.
Pension DistrictNot applicable.
Pension6d. per day on attaining 60 years of age with gratuity of 12 months’ pay
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.115, see sidebar].
Bunbury Convict Depot Oct 1852 to Oct 1854.
Grocer at Norfolk Street, Fremantle. See sidebar.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15].
1862 Fremantle Town Lot 168.
Ship ex-WANot applicable.
Departure date and destinationNot applicable.