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NORTON – Joseph Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade

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Royal Artillery Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameNORTON – Joseph
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery Coastal Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 1298
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th January 1841 / 19 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 6 years
Crimea –  1 year 8 months
Length of Service22 years 34 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 19th May 1863 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimean War Medal
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Woolwich
1863 2nd Dublin
1865 Tilbury
1865- 1871Western Australia
1871- 30th June 1872 Calcutta India
Returned to England 1872
Pension Paid11½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Island of Lambay near the town of Lish Dublin 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Possibly Guard at North Fremantle quarry could be Joseph Norton see The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 26 October 1866 page 3
Newspaper ArticlesThere are sundry reports of Joseph Norton being charged with drunkenness
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Coastal Brigade RA location Athlone
1861 Coastal Brigade RA 1298 Location Woolwich; Manchester; Folkestone; Portsmouth; Devonport; Leith Fort; Tower of London; Pigeon House Fort (Dublin); Spike Island
1841 Census HO 107/493/18
Royal Regiment of Artillery Woolwich
Joseph Norton, unmarried, age 20 Gunner RA born Ireland
1861 Census RG 09/1073/111
Barracks West Thurrock, Essex
Joseph Norton, unmarried, 39, Gunner RA born Ireland