GRICE – Joseph 78th Highlanders and 14th Dragoons

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours

14th Light Dragoons

Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp

Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp

NameGRICE – Joseph
Regiment (s)78th Highlanders and 14th Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 2417 / 1451
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th April 1845 / 18 years / Leicester Leicestershire England
Baker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 14 2 months years
Length of Service16 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate (Trooper) / 13th May 1861 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsPunjabi Medal with Chillianwallah and Goojenat Clasps
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India clasp for battle at Gwalior
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Nether Broughton Melton Mowbray Leicester England
Pension Districts1861 Leicester
1862 Bermuda (In transit)
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864-1880 New South Wales Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
24th June 1862 Increased to 9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 14th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Broughton near Melton Mowbray Nottinghamshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
JOHNSTON Elizabeth Ronaldson
c1843 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1868 Kiama New South Wales Australia
Children by 1st WifeMary L.J. B c1870 Berrima New South Wales Australia
M BARTLETT Charles 1889 Robertson New South Wales Australia
Ada Anna B c1872 Berrima New South Wales Australia
M ARMSTRONG Thomas S. 1897 Robertson New South Wales Australia
D 1914 St. Leonard’s New South Wales Australia
Percy Neal B c1873 Berrima New South Wales Australia
D 1879 Berrima New South Wales Australia
Ernest Robert B c1876 Berrima New South Wales Australia
D 21st February 1913 Minnesota United States of America
Albert Joseph B c1878 Berrima New South Wales Australia
D 1879 Berrima New South Wales Australia
Harry John B c1880 Burrawang New South Wales Australia
M WILSON Margaret Marion1915 Sydney New South Wales Australia (Died 21st November 1917 Buried Burrawang Cemetery Headstone)
M ANDREWS Dorothy Margaret 20th January 1923
D 1954 Marrickville New South Wales Australia
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Justice of the Peace New South Wales
Newspaper ArticlesSydney Morning Herald 21st May 1866 –
Evening News (Sydney NSW) Thursday 12th October 1899 page 6 Death of Elizabeth Grice
Sydney Morning Herald 28th November 1901 – page 8 Death notice Joseph Grice JP
Robertson Advocate (NSW) Tuesday 25th February 1913 page 2 Obituary Ernest Grice son of Joseph Grice (Indian Mutiny veteran ).
Departure from Western
Australia
1864 New South Wales Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd November 1901 Myra Vale New South Wales Australia
Burrawang General Cemetery Old Section New South Wales Australia (Headstone)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
10th October 1899 New South Wales Australia
Burrawang Cemetery Bowral New South Wales Australia (Headstone)
Will or ProbateNew South Wales Australia
Probate item 19/10213 Reel 3028
Further InformationWill or Probate New South Wales Australia
Probate item 19/10213 Reel 3028
Further Information “Served with the army of the Punjaub (sic) in 1848/9, was present at the affair at Ramnugger and at the battles of Chillianwalla and Goojerat. Present at the surrender of the Sikh army the occupation & attack on Peshawar and the expulsion of the Affghans (sic) beyond the Kyber Pass(sic). Received a medal for the services in the Punjaub Campaign and for the battle of Chillianwalla and one for the Battle of Goojerat. Served with the Central Indian field force in 1857/58 under the command of Major General Sir Hugh Rose KCB, was present at the capture of Rashghur 29 Jany, action of Baroda 31 Jany, capture of Garracotta and pursuit of the rebels 13 February, forcing Muddenpore Pass 3 March, battle of Bettwa 1 April, siege capture of Jhansi 5 April, action of …Battle of Galowlee 7 May 22, advance and capture of Calpee and pursuit of the rebels 22 May, capture of Morar cantonments 16 June, Recapture of town and fortress of Gwalior 19 June 1858.”Joseph Grice was entitled to prize money for Central India
British Army Woldwide Index
1851 Joseph Grice 1451 Private 14th Lt Dragoons location Meerut India
1861 Joseph Grice 2417/1451 Trooper 14th Light Dragoons Location Newbridge (near Dublin)
In the 1841 Census Joseph Grice age 13, an agricultural labourer is living with the family of Joseph Wartnaby a farmer (The next door family is that of John Grice (50) and his wife Mary and their children Martha (20) John (11) Walter (9) and Isaac (6) which could possibly be Joseph’s family.)
Discharge due to varicose ulcers and veins of the left leg.
During the voyage of the Merchantman Joseph Grice did duty as a hospital sergeant. The Surgeon Superintendent rated his conduct as Very Good.
Joseph Grice may have journeyed to New Zealand to enlist in the Maori Wars but he does not appear on the Waikato lists.