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HAYES / HAYS – Joseph HEIC 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Warder at Lynton Convict Buildings Port Gregory
NameHAYES / HAYS – Joseph
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 305
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th December 1839 / 18 years / London
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ or 9½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / Wound on right arm
Overseas Service/Duration3rd February 1840 embarked from England for India per “Thetis”
Length of Service9 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th August 1849 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
St Mary’s Axe London England
Pension Districts1849 1st East London
1853-1854 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1822 St Cuthbert’s Somerset England
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
BRADY Elizabeth
c1821 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifePhoebe B 1847 Ireland
D Not yet known
Joseph B 1851 registered September Quarter 1851 West Ham England
D Not yet known
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
31st December 1853 allocated 3 acres at Port Gregory
Occupation after
Warder at Lynton Convict Depot Port Gregory Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd June 1854 Port Gregory Western Australia
Port Gregory Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAdmitted to out-pension due to chronic hepititis, bronchitis and wound to right arm from matchlock ball.

Surgeon’s Log for “Dudbrook”  states wife delivered a stillborn female child 18th November 1852: “About midnight 18th Nov 1852 being called to the wife of Joseph Hayes a Pensioner, I found without any assistance she had delivered of a female child, in which life was extinct, the natural warmth was absent and on examination by aid of a lamp the position did not appear to have been dangerous to life, the whole body was in a seemingly macerated state and the funis much shrunken and contracted, when divided, perfectly bloodless and there was a slight mottled appearance generally over the surface of the infant. The mother said she had not perceived any signs of life during labour, which had advanced more rapidly than she supposed would have been the case. As there was a moderate but continued hemorrhaging from the uterus by retention of the placenta and the woman’s condition become exhausted it was once necessary that the placenta should be removed by the introduction of the hand and arm, when firm adhesion to the whole of the fingers to break down these thorny attachments. When brought away by the hand it was discovered to be of diminished size to that usually met with. Large masses of coagula followed it’s removal. The woman was given liq.opu sid:Mxxx which produced response and early in the morning she had OI.Bicini 3vi. The lacteal was but sparing her progress to recovery was very favourable assisted by the liberal supply of ‘medicinal comforts’, she became convalescent and firthright and was able to move to the upper deck for benefit of the air on the 18th day after delivery. This woman on the previous evening about 8 o’clock, when on the upper deck described to me some apprehension of her condition not being favourable as she had for two of those days experienced frequent chills and a sensation of cold weight within the brim of her pelvis which in her 3 former pregnancies were not present and that her period gestation had been expected; there were then, nor had there been any vaginal discharge but I directed her at once to occupy the barrack hospital, which she did and to relieve the the sense of chill I gave her some warm gin and water. On my afterwards reproving her for delaying to call those to assistance who were in readiness to attend her, the only reason she gave was her reluctance to disturb them or myself in the night until she thought it necessary.”

Pensioner Joseph Hayes age 30, Phoebe age 4 and Joseph age 2 ½ also received medical treatment aboard the Dudbrook.
After the arrival of the Dudbrook an inquiry was held into the grievances held by some of the pensioners towards the Surgeon Superintendent: Joseph Hayes’ complaint was pronounced groundless by the SSI.

On 26th April 1853 a detachment of Pensioner Guards was sent north to Port Gregory Convict Depot per the coaster “William Pope”.

After much suffering by the pensioners with inadequate accommodation (tents), food and medical supplies in an inhospitable area adjacent to a salt lake it was with some relief the pensioners were withdrawn in 1856 and the ‘Ticket of Leave’ depot at Lynton (Port Gregory) was closed.

The remaining guards were transferred to Greenough and received grants in that area.

An Eliza Hayes marries William Morris in Fremantle 1855