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2nd Regiment
South Africa War Medal
2nd China War Medal with clasps e.g. Pekin & Taku Fort
Land Grant
NameJOSLIN – David
Regiment (s)2nd Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1974
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st November 1845 / 20 years / Thaxted Essex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Black / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 8 years 7 months
China – 7 months
Length of Service21 years 155 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd April 1867 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsKaffir War Medal
China War Medal with two clasps
Intended Residence at
No 1 Vine Street Liquor Pond Street London England
Pension Districts1867 2nd North London
1867 1st North London
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1891 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1881 Increased to 1/3d per diem for eleven Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Clemen Thaxted Essex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
William / b 1796 / Essex
Date/Place of Birth
Alice / b1796 / Essex
SiblingsHannah b 1821 Essex
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BUSH Sarah (nee UNKNOWN)
B c1834 England
Date/Place of Marriage18th Sep 1867 London England
Children by 1st WifeWilliam bap 15th February 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
D 22nd June 1868 Western Australia
Buried Skinner Street Anglican Cemetery Fremantle WA
William bap 16th June 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D 18 December 1945 Beaconsfield WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery Ang MON AA 0294
M JACKSON Sarah Gertrude 19 April 1891
Daniel bap 15th October 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
D 28 November 1941 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery Ang MON A6 0170
M DAWSON Agnes Louisa 15 May 1903
James bap 14th October 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
D 24 April 1950 Fremantle WA
Ashes scattered over garden Karrakatta Cemetery
M DAWSON Louise Hendry 18 December 1907
Alice bap 13th September 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1897
1st Husband of WifeBUSH Joseph
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandBUSH Joseph
BUSH Thomas James
B Essex 1856
D 22 July 1915 South Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery Ang MON AA 0911
M SMIRK Sara Ann 1880 Rockingham WA
Land Grants Western
P Lot 789 Mary Street Fremantle of 2 roods 19 Perches
Assigned 21 July 1882
Title Application 20 November 1883
Title deed 6/96
P Lot 14 Willagee Swamp of 20 acres cancelled see attachment
Fremantle Lot 601 and 602 These 2 were purchased see Broomhall
Fremantle Lot 721
Lots 4 and 5 Attfield street Fremantle possibly purchased
Occupation after ArrivalDavid Joslin worked as a contractor for the Fremantle Council supplying a horse and cart for various activities.
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Friday 26 June 1891 page 3 death
The Daily News Wednesday 28 July 1915 page 7 death of Thomas James Bush
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd June 1891
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
Died 3 March 1898 Fremantle WA
Buried 5 March 1898 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle WA
Will or ProbateCons 3403/1897/124
Cons 3403/1899/061
His estate was valued at £1170
Appointed his wife Sarah as sole executrix however she died without finishing the task.
“I direct that at my death all my proceeds after my personal estate shall be realised and that the payments to be applied to herself those of my children who are under age and in the case of her death such fund to be so applied under trustees named by her while the youngest child becomes of age the surplus of such fund if any to be divided equally between such of my children as were under age at the time of my death.
As to my real estate on the death of my said executrix I bequeath 40 acres of the South portion of my grant at North Lake to my step son Thomas bush the remaining eighty acres of said grant together with my Fremantle Town lot 789 in Mary Street to my son William and to my son Daniel my two town lots 601 and 602 with two houses thereon in South Terrace.
As to my town lots 4 and 5 situated in Attfield street if not sold at the time of my death I bequeath then to my said Executrix in her own right to be disposed of as she may please.”
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 David Joslin 1974 location Clonmel
1861 David Joslin 1974 location returning from Hong Kong
Discharge: At own request after completing 21 years’ service
Discharge documents state David Joslin was awarded a China War Medal with two clasps.
The 2nd queens regiment was reformed in 1857, and the 2nd Battalion went to China in 1860 at the time of the Second Opium War, fighting at the Third Battle of Taku Forts and the capture of Beijing.[27]
Two step-sons BUSH Joseph and Thomas James travelled with JOSLIN David and wife.
1841 Census HO107/327/2 Clavering Essex
has another member of the family John Joslin born 1791, as no relationships are given in this census it looks like David’s uncle.
David Joslin’s name was on the Nominal roll for the Enrolled Guard in 1881.