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HOW TO USE THE WEBSITE

The navigation menu  lists the main sections.

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 US: For background information.  Hovering over the name ‘About Us’ reveals a further 3  sub-pages. This sections contains  (1) details of The Enrolled Pensioner Guards Special Interest Group of the West Australian Genealogical Society Inc.; (2)  the history of the EPF, (3)  the history of the Ships Project 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.

EPF PROFILES: This section contains profiles of all the EPF men.  It is still in development.  Completed profiles are indicated by being in a dark blue colour and are active links while those yet to be completed are in pale grey and not active.  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.
PLEASE NOTE:   the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Hougoumont in Western Australia  on 9 January 1868  provided the impetus  to launch our website at this time.  We have concentrated    initially  on the men who arrived on her as a fitting introduction to the profiles of  all the men of the Enrolled Pensioner Force.   These will be added gradually  over time.

BATTLES/MEDALS and FAQ: these pages are still in development.

CONTACT US: 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: contact us

SITEMAP: This lists all the pages on the website: sitemap

IMAGES: Click on images to view a larger version if one is available.

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ABBREVIATIONS USED

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

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