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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours
NameGAUNT – William
Regiment (s)31st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 814
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th January 1826 / 18 years / Huntingdon England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Hazel / Brown
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – Not yet known
Length of Service21 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd March 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1847 Cambridge
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 14½ years service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Warrington Huntingdon England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Gaunt John
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
YEALD Lucinda (widow)
B 1806
M 6th May 1834 Kurnaul Calcutta
Children of 1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Anne B 2nd February 1836
Bp 1st April 1836 Dinapore India
D 1st April 1837 age 14 months Dinapore Bengal India
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BATHOONE formerly JOYCE nee DENBY Ann (Widow)
B 1818 Malta (British Subject)
Date/Place of MarriageM 7 June 1846 Dinapore India
William was enroute to Calcutta with the 31st regiment (he was a widower)
3rd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LAUGHLIN Theresa/Teresa Perth 1886
Daughter of John and Mary BOGUE 96th regiment
Date/Place of MarriageM 1886 Perth
Children of 2nd Wife’s previous marriageJOYCE Mary B c1835 East Indies
M LIDDELOW Walter 1853 Fremantle WA
D 23 January 1906 Perth WA
Bur East Perth Cemetery
JOYCE John B c1838 Not yet known
Children by 2nd WifeGAUNT Jane B 1847 Abbots Ripton
Huntingdonshire England
M DUNN Francis 1868 Fremantle Western Australia son of EPG Patrick Dunn (Sea Park)
D 11 May 1924 North Perth WA aged 74
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
GAUNT Frederick B 3rd Qtr 1847 Broughton Huntingdonshire
D 21 April 1921 age 80
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
GAUNT Jane b 1849
GAUNT William B c1858 Western Australia
D 1st June 1875 Perth Western Australia
Bur East Perth Cemetery with parents
Father of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
DENBY George
Mother of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
P31 North Fremantle 1 acre
Assigned 20 November 1852 Title application 13 May 1859 Title Deed 1672 – Between John and Swan Streets
Occupation after
1873 Market Gardener Perth Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal Friday 24 April 1863 page 2 Midwife
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 2 June 1875 page 2 Death of William age 17
Sunday times Sunday 8 June 1924 page 14 Obituary Jane Dunn
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th May 1887  Western Australia
Wesleyan Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1) GAUNT Lucinda
Place of death not known possibly India
2) GAUNT Ann 31st January 1873 Perth Western Australia Wesleyan Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
3) LEEDER Theresa 26th October 1922 Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 stationed Agra, India
Discharge due to chronic pain, rheumatism and an impaired constitution.
Ann Denby Married JOYCE John, 31st regiment (1806-1839) 25 February 1833 at Kurnaul India –they had 2 children John born 1838 and Mary born 1836
Her surname was Bathoone when she married Gaunt at Dinapore in 1846.
1851 Census HO 107/1748/698/10 Little Stuckely, Huntingdonshire
William is living with his wife Anne and 2 children Jane (4) and Frederick (3) and his step daughter Mary Joyce (15)
On the list of pensioners of the guard William Gaunt is listed with wife Ann 34 and children Mary 16, John 13, Frederick 4 and Jane aged 2. Mary and John are children of Ann’s first marriage to John Joyce. John Joyce came to Western Australia on the Minden but he disappeared from the records from then.
Mrs Gaunt was the midwife at the birth of John Gorman’s twins on board the Minden. If it had not been for her expertise in breach births Mrs Gorman and probably the second child would have died.
In 1855 William Gaunt is living at the North Fremantle Pensioners’ village with his wife and 4 children.
1st March 1864 Mrs Gaunt applied to be employed as the midwife for the Poor house. Approved and to be paid at fifteen shilling for each case.
WO97 and further information from MS James “Superior Body of Men”