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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
British Crimea Medal (Alma Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps)
Turkish Crimea Medal
South Africa Medal
Land Grant
Land Grant
Death Certificate
NamePICKERING – Joseph
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1965
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd May 1842 / 17 years 6 months / Leicester Leicestershire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 1 year 8 months.
Cape of Good Hope (Kaffir Wars) – 5 years 5 months.
Crimea – 1 year 10 months.
British North America – 1 year 10 months
Length of Service21 years 15 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th November 1863 / Regimental board of Inquiry held Hamilton Canada 21st September 1863 approved Horse guards 17th November 1863.
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Balaklava Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
South Africa Medal (Kaffir Wars)
Intended Residence at
Kibworth Leicestershire England
Pension Districts1863 – 1864 Leicester
1866 Liverpool
Pension Paid10d per diem
1881 increased to 1/4d per diem  for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of BirthSt Martin’s near Leicester
Date/Place of Baptismbap 24th October 1824 Kibworth Beauchamp Leicester
Date/Place of Birth
B 1788-1792 Tur Langton Leicester
D 1862, 1863 or 1865 Leicestershire
Date/Place of Birth
BALE Lucy (possible death Quarter 3 1843 Leicester)
C 1806 Leicestershire (1841 census)
19th November 1821 Kibworth Beauchamp Leicester England
SiblingsGeorge bap 24th October 1824 Kibworth Beauchamp Leicester England
Sarah bap 9th May 1826 St Nicholas Leicester England
William bap 1829-1833 Tur Langton Leicestershire England
Eliza B 1833 Leicester England
Lucy B Quarter 1 1838 Tur Langton Leicestershire England (Mother’s maiden name BALE)
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1839 (from Western Australia Death Certificate)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeSarah B 1867 Fremantle, Western Australia (Mother Bates)
D1867 Fremantle, Western Australia
Bur 23rd August 1867 Skinner street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Lucy Harriet B 1869 Fremantle, Western Australia
(Mother Baile)
D1869 Fremantle, Western Australia
Bur 10th December 1869 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Elizabeth B 1871 Fremantle, Western Australia
(Mother Bale)
D1873 Fremantle, Western Australia
Bur 1st January 1873 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Joseph William B 25th March 1874 Fremantle, Western Australia
(Mother Baile)
D1880 Fremantle, Western Australia
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CARROLL Mary daughter of EPG Cornelius Carroll
B 1859 Westmeath Ireland  (from death certificate)
Listed on Belgravia
Date/Place of Marriage1876 Fremantle St John’s Church of England Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeStillborn 1877 Fremantle Western Australian
Stephen B 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
Joseph William B 1st September 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
M ERWOOD (nee OAKLEY) Eliza or Ella 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
D 4th March 1961 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section 1961 Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Florence May B 5th November 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
M SCREEN William 1898 Fremantle Western Australia
D 15th August 1907 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Stephen B 6th August 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
M HOUGH Helene Marie 1920 Fremantle
D 13th November 1951 Fremantle
bur Baptist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Hilda Mary Catherine B 3rd August 1886 Fremantle Western Australia
M WATTS Ernest 1904 Perth Western Australia
D 27th May 1909 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Lucy B 3rd July 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
M ARMSTRONG Arthur H. 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
D 29th January 1960 Palmyra Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
George B 1892 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1892 Fremantle Western Australia
Henry Ernest George B 1894 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1898 Fremantle Western Australia
John Walter Frederick B 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
EPG CARROLL Cornelius 
1824 Solohead Tipperary Ireland
Mother of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
HUGHES Margaret
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeBALDWIN Denis
Date/Place of Marriage1899 Fremantle, Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
Fremantle Lot P89, 1 acre
Wellington Lot 263, 40 acres
Occupation after
Dairyman at Waterloo Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian Wills and Bequests
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th August 1897 Fremantle Western Australia
Canning Road, Richmond, Fremantle Western Australia
Buried 19 August 1897 St John’s Church, Fremantle, Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
1876 age 38 Western Australia Reg 8836
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
28th January 1925 North Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateCons 3403 1897/154
Further Information1841 Census Jury Wall Street, St Nicholas, Leicester [HO107-605-9-39]
1851 Muster & Pay List or Census Dover [WO 12-10083]. Western Heights Barracks, Hougham, Dover [HO107-1632-10-739]
1861 Muster & Pay List Aldershot, Dublin & Curragh [WO12-10094]
1863 Discharge: Conduct “Very Good”, in possession of 2 Good Conduct Badges. He has been once tried by court-martial and 10 times in the Regimental Defaulters Book. Free to pension after 21 years service
1880 Joseph Pickering was the occupant and owner of a house at the corner of Parry Street and Queens Square Fremantle. (Rate books Fremantle)
1897 Attended Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Banquet at Government HouseJoseph Pickering’s estate was valued at £2878/10/0
Value of land at Bunbury £200 Value of 4 stone buildings at 53 Queens Street Fremantle £2500He left the property at Waterloo township, cattle, furniture and personal property to his wife Mary absolutely and all the rest and residue to her for her life after which it was to be divided as follows:

‘Piece of freehold now occupied by me at the corner of Perry (Parry) street and Queens Square Fremantle to my son Joseph William Pickering absolutely’

The other 4 houses and land in Parry Street starting from Queens Square

1st cottage and land to his daughter Florence May Pickering absolutely
2nd cottage and land to son Stephan Pickering absolutely
3rd cottage and land to daughter Hilda Mary Catherine Pickering absolutely
4th cottage and land to daughter Lucy Pickering absolutely