PIKE – Thomas 62nd and 53rd Regiment

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62nd Wiltshire Regiment of Foot

53rd Regiment Shropshire Colours

Sutlej Medal no clasp

NamePIKE – 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/DurationEast Indies – 19 years 8 months
Length of Service21 years 5 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th February 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts1856-1859 Bristol
1859-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birth1816 near  Portsmouth Hampshire England
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
GARDNER Caroline
B 1836 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage29th August 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeUNNAMED 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 on board “Sultana” 1859
B 1814 Chittenfall (Chiddingfold) near Goldalming Surrey England
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B 1816 Gosport Hampshire England
M Not yet known
D 1887
2nd Husband of WifePICKMAN (aka DAVIS) James John
B 1831 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesChronicle 9th June 1906 page 31
The Advertiser 2nd June 1906 page 2
The Advertiser 15th June 1909 page 2 (death of J. J. Davis)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th August 1864 Military Hospital Western Australia
12th August 1864 Skinner Street Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 30th May 1906 Adelaide (Caroline Davis)
bur West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThomas 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.