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YOUNG – Thomas Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion and 39th Regiment

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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
Land Application
NameYOUNG – Thomas
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion and 39th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 911 – Rifle Brigade
3160 – 39th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd November 1831 / 17 years / Elgin Moray Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in (Attestation) and 6 Ft 1/8 (discharge states)
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 2 years 11 months
Bermuda – 10 months
North America – 6 years 11 months
Length of Service18 Years 293 days
Rifle Brigade
Underage 5 November 1831-4 November 1832
Private 5 November 1832-30 July 1834
Corporal 31 July 1834-30 November 1836
Sergeant 1 December 1836-9 September 1839
Private 10 September 1839-31 March 1851
39th regiment
Private 1 April 1850-29 December 1851
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th November 1851 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Elgin Moray Scotland
Pension Districts1852 Inverness
1854 3rd Plymouth
1855-1873 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
28th October 1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 16 years service in Enrolled Pensioner Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1814 Elgin Moray Scotland
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
DAVIDSON Elizabeth
26th May 1829 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage16th July 1852 Elgin Moray Scotland
Children by 1st WifeMargaret bap 15th May 1853 Elgin Moray Scotland
M POLLARD George 1871 Guildford Western Australia
D 6th December 1933 Victoria Park Western Australia
bur Anglican Old Section Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
William B 1855 Western Australia
M DAVIES Amelia Law 1876 Albany Western Australia daughter of EPG John Law Davis
D 21st September 1919 West Guildford Western Australia
Elizabeth B 21st March 1857 Round House Fremantle Western Australia
M ASHWORTH Ralph 23rd March 1874 Perth Western Australia
D 5th March 1952 York Western Australia
Louisa Jane B 1859 Rottnest Island Western Australia
M DUNHAM James Lewis 1882 York Western Australia
D 25th December 1945 York Western Australia
Janet B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M POLLARD William 1880 Middle Swan Western Australia
D 11th December 1946 Pingelly Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas Alexander B 13th October 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M ASHWORTH Esther Ann 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 15th November 1891 Northam Western Australia
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
West Guildford Lot P124
2 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesEastern Districts Chronicle York Saturday 21st November 1891 – page 5
The West Australian
Wednesday 20th September 1899 – page 4
The West Australian Wednesday 24th September 1919 – page 1
The West Australian Friday 8th December 1933 – page 1
The West Australian Thursday 28th December 1944 – page 1
The West Australian Friday 13th December 1946 – page 1
The West Australian Thursday 6th March 1952 – page 11
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th December 1873 West Guildford Western Australia
Anglican Section Guildford Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
12th September 1899 Western Australia
Guildford Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841
Thomas Young, 911, private, 2bn Rifle Brigade, Location Newport, Wales WO12/10128
1851 Thomas Young, 3160, Private, 39th regiment, Location Newry, Ireland WO12/5284Discharge due to varicose veins in both legs caused by periods of long standing while serving in the Rifle Brigade.

AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233 Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the “Stag”  into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL. Private Thomas A. YOUNG also testified.

28th September 1876 widow of Thomas YOUNG purchased West Guildford Lot P123 of 2 acres  total £3/10/0.