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Joshua Gregory (1792–1838)

Died at Rainworth, Central Swan, on the 20th August, aged 47, Joshua Gregory, Esq, J. P., regretted by a large circle of friends, and respected by the whole colony, as an honorable and upright man, and a just and impartial magistrate.

The late J. Gregory, Esq, entered the army as an ensign in the 78th Highlanders in the year 1805, was present with the 2d battalion of that regiment at the battle of Maida in 1806, and in 1807 in Egypt, when he was severely wounded. In 1808 he obtained a lieutenancy in the same corps, and in 1813 joined the 1st battalion in Java, when, during an insurrection of natives near Suribaya, he so conducted himself as to receive the public thanks of the President. In 1815, in consequence of ill health, arising from climate and exposure, he was recommended to return to Europe, but finding the duties of his profession too arduous for his continued ill state of health, he in 1818 retired upon the half-pay. He was among the first settlers who landed in this colony at its formation, and after a long protracted illness, died, surrounded by his family, perfectly resigned, and happy in a well grounded hope for the future.

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20 August, 1838 (aged ~ 46)
West Swan, Western Australia, Australia

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