SMITH – Thomas 41st Regiment

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41st Regiment

Afghan Medal

Name SMITH – Thomas
Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1248
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th January 1840 / 22 years / Coventry Warwickshire England
Stocking weaver
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¼ in
Sallow / Dark / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 3 years 2 months
Jamaica – 3 years
Length of Service21 years 43 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 26th February 1861 / Aldershot Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsAfghan Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1861 Jersey
1862 Bermuda
1863-1872 Western Australia
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1818 Lutterworth Leicestershire 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
ARCHER Frances
1829 England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1844 Not yet known
M BRIDGEMAN Sarah (possibly) 1867 Greenough Western Australia
D 20th September 1889 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
William Robert B 1851 Ireland
M CREAM Mary Ann 4th February 1869 Western Australia
D 20th June 1894 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Henry Hill B 1850 Not yet known
M1 STEIN Mary Esther Strutt 29th November 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
M2 GALLOP Elizabeth Emily 23rd May 1885 Fremantle Western Australia
D November 1905 Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Sarah (Ann) Esther B 1853 Ireland
M JOSE William John 5th August 1874 Geraldton Western Australia
D 24th March 1935 Highgate Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Emma B Not yet known
M HAMILTON Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Purchased Geraldton Lot 38 / 39 and 40
Acreage Lot 40 3 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express Geraldton Wednesday 22nd March 1882
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th April 1872 Geraldton Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
20th March 1882 Geraldton Western Australia
Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458/1875/230 letters of Administration
SROWA Cons 3403/1882/643 Probate Frances SMITH
Further InformationDetails of children require additional research.  All children mentioned on SMITH Frances’ will.  Neither Emma or Thomas appear on 1861 English Census with family RG9 Piece 4393 Folio 50 page 22 as living with family on Jersey. Doubtful if Emma  traveled to Australia