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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours
57th Regiment West_Middlesex Badge
British Crimea Medal Alma Balaclava Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal


NameBOX – Thomas
Regiment (s)31st and 57th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2820 – 31st Regiment
3138 – 57th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th December 1846 / 17 years 4 months / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu Ionian Islands – 1 year 7 months
With expeditionary Army in East (Crimea) – 7 months
Length of Service7 years 352 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma and Balaclava clasps
Turkish Crimea medal
Intended Residence at
Not Stated
Pension Districts1855 2nd Dublin
1857 Carlisle
1862-1879 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/0½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birth1829 St. Nicholas Dublin 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
BALF Bridget Delia
c1822 Longford Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage3rd October 1849 St. Peter’s Athlone Westmeath Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary B 1850 Dublin Ireland
Bp 26 September 1850 St. James, Dublin City, Ireland
D 27th June 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
Buried St Patricks Skinner street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Sarah B 8 November 1856 Dublin Ireland
Bp 24 November 1856 St. Nicholas, Dublin, Ireland
M JACKSON William 1875 Perth Western Australia
D 15 May 1928 Palmyra WA
Buried Fremantle Cemetery WA RC CC 1384
William H. B c1861 Whitehaven Cumbria England
Mary Jane B 1 May 1863 WA
Bp 17 May 1863 Perth Western Australia
M O’BYRNE Patrick 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
D 28th June 1941 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas B 10 November1865 Western Australia
Bp 24 December 1865 Perth WA
M VINCENT Mary 1888 Fremantle WA
D 11th March 1919 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Louisa Delia B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1893 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Friday 21 March 1919 page 26 death of Thomas Box (b1865)
The Fremantle Times Friday 21st March 1919 page 6 Obituary Thomas Box jnr
The West Australian Wednesday 16 May 1928 page 1 death of Sarah Jackson
The West Australian Monday 30 June 1941 page 1 death of Mary Jane O’Byrne
Departure from Western
Sailed to Singapore 1867 on board “Norman”.  Returned to Western Australia at later date
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th March 1879 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
16th April 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Disabled by constriction of the left knee after gunshot wound of the thigh at Inkerman.
British Army, worldwide Index
1851 Thomas box 2820 31st foot location DublinSROWA Cons 144
Return dated 6 May 1882 Widow Box and one child living in No 2 Barracks Fremantle WA