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TUBBS – Joseph 40th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment

Gwalior Star 1843 [Maharajpoor]
NameTUBBS – Joseph
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 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 b c 1841 Covent Garden Middlesex
Selina Elizabeth b 1st Qtr 1850 Strand London
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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1858 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th November 1872 South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
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 1841

Joseph 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)

Mrs Tubbs received medical attention while on the Sea Park
Daughter Mary Jane died at sea but was memorialised at Fremantle Skinner Street Cemetery, she appeared to have been 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.