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Q. How can I find out more about the Enrolled Pensioner Force?
If you are member of Family History WA, for $10 you can join the Enrolled Pensioner Guards Special Interest Group. Information about this group can be found here. We meet quarterly – a badge and certificate for descendants of Enrolled Pensioners is also available for a small fee. Join in and learn about this important West Australian history.
You can also check out the History of the Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Q. I have information on an Enrolled Pensioner – how can I get it published on this website
Contact us here – we will try and help.
Q. Who developed this website?
See our Project Page
Q. How can I find out what the abbreviations used on the web-site mean?
ACC = Accession
ADM = Admiralty
AJCP = Australasian Joint Copying Project
B = Birth
bap = Baptism
BT = Board of Trade
c = About (year)
CO = Colonial Office
Cons = Consignment
D = Death
d = pence
EPF = Enrolled Pensioner Force
EPG = Enrolled Pensioner Guard
FIBIS = Families in British India Society
HEIC = Honourable East India Company
HEICA = Honourable East India Company Artillery
HO = Home Office
M = Marriage
SLWA = State Library of Western Australia
SO = Staff Officer
SOP = Staff Officer Pensions
SROWA = State Record Office of Western Australia
TNA = National Archives UK
WABI = Western Australian Biographical Index
WO = War Office
HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE
Underneath the main menu, on the left, is a Search box. You can use this to search for information on the website. Also underneath the main menu is a ‘breadcrumb’ menu which indicates exactly where you are on the site.
HOME: The Home page contains a brief introduction to the site.
ABOUT: For background information. Hovering over the name ‘About Us’ reveals a further 4 sub-pages. This sections contains:
(1) More about the Enrolled Pensioner Force (EPF)
(2) Website Development
(3) Reference books and websites and
(4) Acknowledgements of all those who played a part in bringing this research to where it is today
SHIPS: This section contains a list of all the convict ships that came to Western Australia between 1850 and 1868. Click on the name of a ship to access details of the ship and a list of the Pensioner Guards who arrived on her.
PROFILES A-Z: This section contains profiles of all the EPF men. Click on any dark blue link to take you to a profile of the man concerned. Click on the ‘Return to [ship name]’ link to take you back to the list of men on that particular ship or you can use the ‘breadcrumb’ menu to return to the EPF profiles page.
BATTLES/MEDALS: Outlines the battles our men fought in and the Campaign Medals received
ARTICLES & WEB: Here we have (1) Stories about EPGs, their lives and loves and (2) A list of web sites to help your research.
FAQ: This page directs you to our Facebook Page and anticipates and answers some of your questions.
CONTACT: This page contains the contact form that you can fill in and send to us. We hope you will contact us with any comments about the website, any errors, and hopefully you may be able to add more details to our profiles via photos, documents or stories concerning the EPF.