EVANS – Thomas 1st Regiment 2nd Battalion 60th Rifles and 44th Regiment

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60th Regiment Kings Royal Rifles Helmet Plate

44th Regiment Colours

Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi Clasp

Punjab Medal with Goojerat & Mooltan clasps

Died Perth Hospital

NameEVANS – Thomas
Regiment (s)1st Battalion 60th and 44th
Regiment Number (s) 2319 – 1st Battalion 60th Rifles
820 – 44th Regt of Foot
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th June 1843 / 17 years 8 months / Gloucester England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh/grey/brown (bald)/none
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 17 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 235 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/ 30th May 1865 Approved Horse Guards
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Delhi clasp
Punjab Medal with Mooltan and Goojerat clasps
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Canterbury Kent England
Pension Districts1865 Canterbury
1865 Worcester
1868 Birmingham
1873 Greenwich
1874-1907 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3½d per diem for Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birth1825 Helton Ledbury Hereford England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
EVANS Thomas
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
ALDING Elizabeth
Aylton Church in 1825
SiblingsAll children are born in Hereford:
Charles b 1829 – spent 21 years in the 44th Regt of Foot 1846 to 1867 , Crimea War Veteran
Ann b 1831
Ralph b 1833
Emma b 1836
Edward 22 Jan 1841
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Thomas is listed as 37 years old and a widower on marriage to 2nd wife
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
DAVIS Ann
20 July 1847 (family history)
Date/Place of Marriage13th Sept 1868, Cosley Staffordshire
Children by  2nd WifeFrancis Thomas b 1869 Sedgley Staffordshire England
M GLOVER Agnes 24th August 1889 Perth WA
D 16th May 1956 North Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Seventh Day Adventist section, Perth WA
James Edward
B 28 April 1874 – Bilston Wolverhamton – Country of Stafford
Died 27 Feb 1932 (Served 28th AIF WW1 Regt Number 4730)
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery, Anglican Section, Perth WA
Henry B 1871 Civil registration 2nd Qtr 1871Bilston  Wolverhampton Staffordshire
Died 9th August 1969 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery, Anglican Section, Perth WA
William Albert  b 1875 Perth Western Australia
Died 1st  June 1878 Perth Western Australian – aged 3 years
Elizabeth Ann
b 1877 Perth WA
Died 16th August 1941 Subiaco Western Australia (never married)
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery, Anglican Section, Perth WA
Father of 2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
DAVIS Francis
Mother of  2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
WEAVER Susanna
3rd WifeCASEY Mary Ann James married 1881 Perth (transcribed as “Cusey”)
Widow of EPG Patrick Casey
Date/Place of Marriage1881 Perth Western Australia
Children by 3rd WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
29th April 1881 Assigned Lake Koojee Location P1 (formerly G. Casey) 20 acres
27th September 1883 title Application
26th November 1883 title issued Title 5/166
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Monday 21st January 1907 page 1 Death Notice/funeral notice Saturday 19th
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th January 1907 Perth Public Hospital Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
10th September 1879 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Thomas Evans Single 2319 Private 1st Btn 60th Ft location Dover
1871 Census RG 10 2950/74/14 10 Bilston Street Crown Yard
Thomas age 44 is working as a labourer at a Colliery he said he was born Hailston Hereford, His wife Ann age 24 was born Ledbury Hereford and son Francis age 2 was born Sedgley Staffordshire.
November 1880 name is on the Nominal roll for the Enrolled guard, at the time he was living in Barracks with his 4 children- 3 boys and 1 girl. Note to say his wife was dead.

 

SROWA Cons 144 – as follows “14 December 1882 Enrolled Guard Private Evans, regarding the theft of firewood at the Barracks belonging to Colonel D’Angelo. His attitude resulted in MS Smith suspending him from duty. Statement from Alfred Lockyer witness to the above altercation and theft of the wood. Statement of Thomas Evans regarding the above (Thomas Evans was also the sons name). 15 December 1882 HE the Governor approves the dismissal of Private Evans from the Enrolled Guard.”