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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Land Grant
NameJOYCE / JOICE – John
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 613
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th January 1827 / 20 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / –
Overseas Service/DurationBermuda  – 2 years
Jamaica  – 6 years 5 months
Halifax Nova Scotia  – 2 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 20 Days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th January 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1853 1st Cork
1853 Tilbury Fort
1856-1872  Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork & Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Parish of Ballinamona near Cork Ireland
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
McGRATH Johanna
c1815 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Anne B c1848 Ireland
M MURTHA James 15th August 1863 York Western Australia
D 1 August 1929 Mt Lawley Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Catherine B c1854 Fremantle WA
M BALDWIN John 1870 Fremantle WA
D 27 February 1929 Fremantle WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifePORTER Henry – 10th 81st and 107th Regiment
arrived – “HOUGOUMONT” 1868
Date/Place of Marriage1873 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
3rd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
COOK Henry (Prison Warder)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
York Lot P7 – 4-0-2 acres
Assigned 31st December 1857
Title application 5th May 1863
Title Deed 1496a
Purchased York Lot 270 5.0.13 acres 1867 paid £6-1-8
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 12th April 1854 page 3 – on 7th April gave evidence
Inquirer 21st January 1857 – subscribed to the Florence Nightingale Fund
Perth Gazette 29th January 1864 – subscribed to the Greenough Fire Fund
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th March 1872 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1884 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFurther Information British Army Worldwide Index
1841 613 John Joyce Private 37th Regt stationed Halifax Nova Scotia
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism, dyspepsia, chronic catarrh and declining health
In 1853 wife Johannah JOYCE signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small.
1859 family appears in the York Western Australia Census
He also had 4 acres of wheat and 1 pig
On 21st August 1871 John Joyce of the 37th regiment wrote to the Colonial Secretary requesting assistance as he was helpless and was bedridden. He was advised to apply to the Pensioners Benevolent Fund for assistance before he made application for public aid. (SROWA Cons 36/698/119)