Private Joseph Pilling
Back To . . .48th
Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
Where Born :
Occupation : Butcher / Soldier
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Rank on Discharge : Private
Date of Enlistment : 8/5/1805 age 27
Where Enlisted : Marllow
Date of Discharge :1824
Where Discharged : Sydney
Where Died /
Parents Names :
Spouse's Name : died in October of 1823
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- Private Joseph Pilling arrived in Australia as
part of the North
Hamptonshire Regiment (48th
- Regiment of Foot) contingent, one of three
ships. "Dick" on 3/11/1817 The" Barque..Matilda ", and HM.
ship " Lloyd's " being the other two . He began
his military career in 1805 aged 27. Joseph Pilling was
stationed at Cox's River, at which time he was a Sergeant.
Following their relief Sergeant,Pilling marched his
detatchment from Bathurst to Sydney but marched his men
as a ramshakle group the reason being is that Sergeant
Pilling spent two days of the march drunk. As a
consequence of his actions he was court marshaled and
found guilty of "Unsoldierly like Behaviour "
As punishment he was reduced in rank to Private and
remained this rank until his discharge. He was also
issued with 150 lashes but this was remitted.
- He was given the duty of servant to Francois
Sieberg a naturalist in May of 1823 . Pilling and his
- took up residence at Sieberg's house at Bathurst
,where they stayed and carried out the duties required.
Unfortunately Pilling's wife died in October of 1823. and
Joseph was recalled to Sydney,ending his work as a
- He was not awarded
Service Medal .
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