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40th Somersetshire Regiment

Gwalior Star 1843 [Maharajpoor]
NameTUBBS – Joseph James
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 510
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd August 1827 / 21 years / Queens Square Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark / wounded by gun shot in right foot at battle of Maharajpore
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 5 months
East India – 10 years 11 months
Scinde, Beeloochistan and Afghanistan – 3 years 11 months
Length of Service17 years 243 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th July 1845 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals2nd Afghan Campaign – inscribed “Candahar, Ghuznee, Cabool 1842”
Bronze Star for Maharajpore
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1850 2nd East London
1850 2nd North London
1854 Western Australia
1858-1875 South Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1806 St. George London Middlesex 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
B c 1825 Camerton Somerset
Date/Place of Marriage3rd Qtr 1847 Kensington London England
Children by 1st WifeEleanor West b c 1841 Covent Garden Middlesex
Selina Elizabeth b 1st Qtr 1850 Strand London
M PRICE George William
17th December 1878 at the residence of Annie STUBBS Adelaide South Australia
D 28th April 1939 Adelaide South Australia
Mary Jane b c 1854 at sea died 26 May 1854
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesChronicle Thursday 2nd December 1937 page 47 Brief Obituary George Price
The Advertiser Wednesday 20th May 1939 page 14 Obituary Selina Price
Departure from Western
1858 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th November 1872 South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd June 1900 Goolwa, Encounter Bay, South Australis
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPresent at the battles of Maharajpore Scinde also 2nd Afghan campaign.
Discharge due to lameness caused on 29 December 1843 by gunshot through the right foot
British Army Worldwide Index
1841Joseph Tubbs 510 40th Foot Location Quettah Bombay
In the 1851 Census HO 107/1509/363/65 13 Compton Road St Giles in the Field Finsbury Middlesex
Joseph is living with his wife Ann aged 26 and Eleanor aged 9 years (daughter of Ann West) Their occupation appears to be Jailor and Jailoress.
Joseph Tubbs was fortunate to have a suit tailor made for him as on the 26th November 1853 the Board of Ordinance was requested to supply a suit of clothes to fit him as there was not a suit in store that would. They were given his measurements, ie waist 42 inches, chest 46 inches, back to waist 21 inches leg seam 31 inches thigh 21 inches and crutch 22 inches, as soon as possible.
Mrs Tubbs received medical attention while on the Sea Park for the birth of Mary Jane who died shortly after their arrival at Fremantle and was buried at Fremantle Skinner Street Cemetery, she was baptised at Fremantle WA.
Selina Tubbs was admitted as a patient to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 3rd September 1866. At the time she was Protestant, single, aged 17 and working as a servant, Her place of residence was Kent Town Adelaide and she had been born in London. She had been 12 years in the Colony and arrived on the Sea Park.
Joseph Stubbs (sic) age 62 was admitted twice to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital in 1872, the 2nd of May and 8th August 1872. On each occasion he was a married man residing at Adelaide, Religion Church of England, occupation carpenter. He had been 14 years in the Colony arriving on the Success. He died at the hospital on 18th November 1872.
The family had a name change going from Tubbs to Stubbs, however when Joseph is mentioned it is usually as Joseph James Stubbs.