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TRACEY / TRASEY – Joseph Royal Artillery 2nd Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameTRACEY / TRASEY – Joseph
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 2nd Battallion
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st March 1838 / 20 years / Woolwich Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 12 years 4 months
Length of Service15 years 195 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 11th October 1853 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1853 2nd North London
1854-1857 Western Australia
1857-1862 Victoria
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1818 St. Luke’s London 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 WifeNot yet known
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
On duty as Convict Guard Rottnest July quarter 1856
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
24th February 1857 to Adelaide (and then to Victoria) per Lochinvar (John Tracey)
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Stationed at Chamby Canada
1851 Montreal Canada
Discharge due to heart disease

Joseph Tracey was paid in Victoria from June 1857 to the end of 1862.
Comment in later WO23 stated “died in the prairie, eaten by dogs, supposed to have died of thirst”.