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3rd Light Dragoons Uniform
13th Dragoons – Hussars
3rd Dragoon Guards
Sutlej w Ferozeshuhuand Sobraon Clasps
Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
British Crimea Medal w Alma Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameMOODY – Thomas
Regiment (s)3rd Light Dragoons 13th Light Dragoons and 3rd Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s)
1338 – 3rd Light Dragoons
61 – 3rd Dragoon Guards
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th December 1842 / 18 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Hazel / Dark Brown / Dark / Nond
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 10 years
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years
Length of Service15 years 168 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 1st June 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal with Ferozeshah and Sobraon clasps
Punjab Medal with Chillianwallah and Goojerat clasps
Crimea medal with Alma Balaclava Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
35 Henrietta Street Covent Garden London England
Pension Districts1858 Salisbury
1859 North 1st London
1860 1st West London
1862 Western Australia
1863 Victoria
1863 Sydney
1863 Auckland NZ
1871-1898 Napier NZ
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
Lincelles 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1824 St. Mary Liverpool Lancashire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MOODY Joseph
c1802 Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
c1804 Ireland
SiblingsMaria or Mary B c1839 Westminster Middlesex England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of Marriage1886 New Zealand reg 1886/547
Children by 1st WifeNot 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesEvening News (Sydney, NSW: 1869-1931) Friday 8 October 1886 page 7 An Interesting Career (Thomas Moody)
Also New Zealand Herald Vol XXIII Issue 7745 17 September 1886 (similar articles NZ Papers past site)
Press Volume LV issue 10180 29th October 1898 Obituary (NZ Papers past site)
Departure from Western
Date/Place of Death/BurialOctober 1898 Gisborne New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 Corporal 1338 location Wazirabad Pakistan
Discharge: “The tibia and fibula of right leg were fractured by a kick from a horse when Sergt. Moody was on a general watering parade on duty. There is still discharge from 2 open orifices most probably kept up by the diseases bone. Sergt. Moodie has seen hard service in India and the Crimea which may have weakened the constitution and prevented the proper union of the bones. He was wounded at Chillianwallah.
In the 1861 Census RG09/176/90 King Street, St. Anne Westminster London
Joseph Moody was living with his parents Elizabeth and Thomas Moody and his sister Maria.
During the voyage of the Lincelles Sergeant Thomas Moody was appointed to the position of Sergeant Major however due to intemperance he was demoted and Edward McSherry appointed in his place.
He was paid in Western Australia to December 1862
Thomas Moody enlisted at Sydney NSW in the 2nd Waikato regiment on 21 August 1863 to fight in the New Zealand Maori wars. For his service he was awarded the NZ War medal and was granted a block of land. According to one newspaper article he spent twelve years in the Colonial forces.
A marriage is recorded for Thomas Villers Moody and Susan Horran in New Zealand in 1886 but a wife is not mentioned in his obituary and he died in an Old men’s’ home in Gisborne