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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 WifeElizabeth b 1853 (Deduced)
M LESTER James Edward 1874 Geraldton WA
D 28 February 1921 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Abraham 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
Jane B c1859 Western Australia
M O’NEIL Peter 1877 Geraldton Western Australia
D 19 October 1935 Geraldton Western Australia
Bur Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton WA
James William B Not yet known
M GREEN Mary Ann formerly McKERNAN nee AHERN 1883 Geraldton Western Australia
Daughter of Pensioner John AHERN 68th Merchantman 1863
D 1909 Geraldton WA
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 Karrakatta 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 Daily News Thursday 26 September 1912 page 6 Funeral Notice Abraham Pollett
The West Australian Monday 7 March 1921 page 6 Obituary of Elizabeth Lester
Geraldton Guardian and Express Tuesday 22 October 1935 page 2 Obituary Jane O’Neil
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 Ferozeshuhuh wounded Ferozeshuhuh on the 22nd December 1845
EPG Gazette article says his wife was Mary Davis – unknown source – not all children recorded therein