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POLLETT / POLLITT – Thomas 50th Regiment

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William Thomas Pollet by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – April 2009 EPG Gazette

50th Regiment Cap Badge
Sutlej reverse Moodkee clasp Ferozeshuhu
Regiment (s)50th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1517
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th April 1840 / 19 years / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¾ in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 120 days
East Indies – 6 years 191 days
Length of Service8 years 143 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/ 12th September 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsMoodkee Medal (Sutlej) with clasp Ferozeshar
Intended Residence at
Bolton Lancashire England
Pension Districts1848 Bolton
1852 1st Liverpool
1853 Leeds
1857 Newcastle
1858-1862 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Astley Wigan Lancashire 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAbraham B 2nd Qtr 1854 Bolton Lancashire England
M HEDGES Ada Jane not yet known D 1886
M TOKIN Catherine 1900 Yalgoo Western Australia
D 26th September 1912 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Hybert Raglan B 4th May 1858 At sea
D 10th May 1858 At sea
Bur at sea
Edward bap 17 September 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
M CUMMINGS Barbara 1885 Fremantle WA
D 20 December 1919 Palmyra WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
William Thomas B 1860 Western Australia
M GOODBODY Mary Jane 1886 Roebourne Western Australia daughter of Pensioner GOODBODY Matthew 43rd & 29th Regt Merchantman 1864
D 20th September 1924 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
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
Assistant warder Convict Establishment 12 November 1859, in charge of brickyard Claisebrook
Newspaper ArticlesThe Fremantle Times Wednesday 31st December 1919 page 3 Obituary Edward Pollett
The West Australian Monday 22nd September 1924 page 1 Funeral notice William Thomas
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th February 1862 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn action at Punniar on the 29th December 1843 served in the Army of the Sutlej in 1845 Present at the actions of Moodkee and Ferozeshah wounded Ferozeshah on the 22nd December 1845
Discharge: The lower part of the left thigh grazed by round shop in action at Ferozashah on 22nd December 1843. While in the temporary hospital at Ferozeshah Gangrene destroyed the … tissue and part of the muscle…
British Army, Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Pollit (sic) 1517 enroute from Sydney NSW to India
Surgeon’s Journal Lord Raglan
Tuesday 4th May 1858
5am Mrs Pollett safely delivered of a son Monday 10th May
The newly born infant seriously ill with Trismus ever since the Baptism of yesterday. The Mother states that she lost one of her former children by the same complaint. The usual treatment of warm bath and
purgatives adopted.
2 P.M. Died, Hybert Raglan Pollett, infant son of Private Thomas Pollett.
Tuesday 11th May
11.00am committed the body of the infant to the deep with the usual solemnity, expending one wrapper on the occasion.
On 31st August 1861 Resident Magistrate Geraldton reported “I have been compelled to engage the services of Pensioners Pollett of the local force of this place to act as temporary overseer (in charge of the Geraldton Depot0 while the men are engaged in repairing the ford at the Chapman River – rendered unpassable by the late heavy Floods.”
He queried the rate of pay for Pollett as he considered him steady and well conducted.
SROWA Cons36 Vol 485/166