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44th Regiment
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
NameANDERSON – Thomas
Regiment (s)44th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3059
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd October 1846 / 17 years 6 months / Lisburn Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Fair / Blue / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 2 years 11 months
Gibraltar – 2 years 11 months
Malta – 1 month
Turkey – 4 months
Crimea 14th September 1854-15th November 1855
Length of Service9 years 63 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 3rd June 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with clasp for Sebastopol
Intended Residence at
Lurgan Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1856 – Newry
1860 – 1864 – 2nd Belfast
1864 Tilbury
September 1864 – 1875 – Western Australia
Pension Paid1/3d per diem at discharge: refused increase 22nd February 1859: recommended for increase of pension to 2/0d per diem
from 7
th March 1907
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birth2nd April 1829 Seagio (Seagoe) Armagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SMYTHE Jane Eliza
B 1839
Date/Place of Marriage25th April 1857 Seagoe Armagh Ireland
Children by 1st WifeAnna Maud Estelle B 1859 Ireland
M PHIPPS (Abraham) George 1881 Albany Western Australia
D 1955 Blackwood Western Australia
Emily Jane B 29th August 1860 Ireland
M HAMMERSLEY George 2nd November 1880 Greenough Western Australia
D 12th September 1933 Kalamunda WA
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William Smythe B 12th April 1864 Lurgan Armagh Ireland
M CONNOLLY Emily 24th October 1900 Greenough Western Australia
D 3rd July 1953 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western AustraliaMary A. B 1865 Murchison Western Australia
M BROWNING Alfred 1881 Greenough Western Australia
D 17th October 1940 age 77 Midland Junction Western Australia
bur Wesleyan section Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western AustraliaThomas James B 29th December 1866 Geraldton Western Australia
M SMITH Alice 17th April 1895 Geraldton Western Australia
D 2nd December 1950 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Adam Averil B 1868 Northampton Western Australia
D c1940 Western Australia
Martha Alexandra B 1871 Greenough Western Australia
D 4th February 1872 (aged 11 months) Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Frederick George B 27th July 1872 Greenough Western Australia
M CRIDDLE Selena 13th August 1894 Greenough Western Australia
D 22nd April 1946 Greenough Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Mirian Elizabeth B 1874 Greenough Western Australia
D 1874 Western Australia
Evelyn Gertrude B 1878 Greenough Western Australia
D 6th November 1878 Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SMYTHE William
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
None known
Occupation after
Police Constable (Greenough)
Lock-up Keeper (Greenough)
Newspaper ArticlesGeraldton Express 8th July 1907 – page 3 (Obit.)
The West Australian 30th September 1954
Geraldton Guardian 21st April 2010 – page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th July 1907 Greenough Western Australia
Wesleyan section Greenough Old Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st February 1915 Greenough Western Australia
Methodist section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFarmed at Georgina on the back flats of Greenough Western Australia
Wife Jane paid as “Female Searcher” (of prisoners at the Greenough Lock-up)
Discharge due to a gunshot wound on 18th June 1855 during an attack on the Redan. There was “Considerable deformity of the left humerus after gunshot fracture above the condyle, forearm slightly contracted, also flesh wound lower right side of chest, ball afterwards being cut out midway between anterior superior spinous process of the ilium and the navel.”
During the voyage of the Merchantman Thomas Anderson was a sergeant of the Guard, his conduct rated by the Surgeon Superintendent was very good. He was accompanied by his wife Jane E and children Anna, Emily Jane and William.