WATTS – James Joseph 89th Regiment Depot

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89th Regment Royal Irish Fusiliers Cap Badge

British Crimea Medal Sebastopol Clasp

Turkish Crimea Medal

Land Grant

NameWATTS – James Joseph
Regiment (s)89th Regiment Depot
Regiment Number (s) 1632
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th March 1840 / 18 years / Gosport Hampshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 4 years 7 months
Gibraltar – 2 years 1 month
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year
East Indies – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service21 years 10 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th May 1861 / Fermoy Barracks Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimea medal
Intended Residence at
Parsonstown Kings Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Birr
1865-1882 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1822 Westbury Wiltshire 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 Marriage1873 Kojonup Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNone 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
18th May 1868 received £15 Improvement Grant for cottage
6th June 1879 Title issued for Kojonup Location 7 of 10 acres
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Australian Times 7th July 1876
The Herald 8th July 1876
Inquirer & Commercial News Perth 12th July 1876
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th June 1882 Kojonup Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
28th January 1919 West Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further Information13th July 1882 inquest held at Kojonup into the death of James Watts available from SROWA – document 32/948