PIKE – Thomas 62nd and 53rd Regiment

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Name PIKE – Thomas
Regiment (s) 62nd and 53rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 62nd Regiment – 1203
53rd Regiment – 2609 
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th February 1835 / 19 years 2 months / Bristol England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Grey / Red / Gunshot wound on forefinger of left hand
Overseas Service/Duration East Indies – 19 years 8 months
Length of Service 21 years 5 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 12th February 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals Sutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts 1856-1859 Bristol
1859-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid 1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 1816 near  Portsmouth Hampshire England
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GARDNER Caroline
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage 29th August 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st Wife UNNAMED B 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
Caroline B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Mary Ann B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
GARDNER Thomas – 48th Regiment arrived onboard “Sultana” 1859
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B 1816
M Not yet known
D 1887
2nd Husband of Wife PICKMAN (aka DAVIS) James John
B 1831 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd Husband None known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles Not yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial 12th August 1864 Military Hospital Western Australia
12th August 1864 Skinner Street Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd June 1906 Adelaide (Caroline Davis)
not yet known
Will or Probate None known
Further Information Thomas Pike served in the 62nd Regiment from 1835 to 1846 and was most probably engaged at the battle of Ferozeshar in December 1845 and later at Sobaron.
Thomas and Caroline must have had a ship board romance as they married 10 days after the ship berthed in Fremantle.