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Enrolled Pensioner Guards

Enrolled Pensioner Guards

About the EPG Group

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EPG LogoThis group was established in February 2000,  as a Special Interest Group of WAGS,  to recognise and research the men who formed this military unit, and their families.

The Enrolled Pensioner Force consisted of soldiers, who came to the colony of Western Australia between 1850 and 1880, most arriving during the years of Transportation as Guards on the convict ships. They were soldiers who had been discharged from Military Service, and who on discharge from the army, were awarded pensions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:33


Contacts & next meeting EPG

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 EPG Contacts 

 Convenor:               Ian Barnes   #9003

 EMAIL:                    SIGS Contacts - Convenor - EPG SIG


EPG Meetings

Quarterly meetings are held at WAGS in Unit 4 / 48 May Street, Bayswater in February, April, July and October. Contact the Convenor for details.


 2018 meetings are : -     20th January 2018;     21st April 2018;     14th July 2018;     20th October 2018

For further meetings have a look at:



WAGS Event Calendar

Enrolled Pensioner Guards SIG Events List



Next Meeting Our next General Meeting is to be held at 10AM on:

 Saturday   20th January 2018  

 TOPIC: For the 150th anniversary of the end of transportation -

 Lorraine Clarke will talk on the Hougoumont, its warders and Pensioner Guards.

 Saturday   21st April 2018  

 TOPIC: Ian Simon will talk on the many changes in Family Search and how to get the most from the site.



Last Updated on Friday, 19 January 2018 10:51

EPG Committee

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2017 - 2018  EPG  Committee 

At the AGM, the following officers were elected...

 Convenor                     Ian Barnes   9003                                   
 Deputy Convenor

 Glenys Fuller   12772

 Newsletter Editor  Gillian O'Mara   893
 Treasurer  Marilyn McCutcheon   11759
 Minutes Secretary  John Knowles   10056
 Admiral*  Margaret Hickey   686
 Committee  Beth Smith   6132
   Carol Perriam   8979
   Jeanette Lee   7688
   Richard O'Callaghan   13340
   Teresa Handcock   12650













* Admiral of our Ships Project

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 April 2017 11:06

Membership of the EPG Group

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Join the Group

Application forms for WAGS members are available to download as pdf files. A pdf reader is required  Adobe Acrobat Reader  (free)
Please PRINT Clearly when filling out forms.


Application forms to print and post :-

pdfEPG Membership Subscription or Renewal   (176 KB)

 pdfEPG Application to Register Interest and Lineage  (260KB)EPG badge

EPG Special Badge

A badge is available on application for descendants of the Pensioner Guards for $10 plus $2 postage.   Download the Register/Lineage form, complete and submit to the above address, with payment of $10.00 plus $2.00 postage.   As this badge is only available to DESCENDANTS of the Pensioner Guards, your proof of Lineage will be checked by our committee.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 11:48

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