The Enrolled Pensioner Force, popularly known as the pensioner guards, was a force of British military pensioners enrolled to serve as guards. More than 1,100 arrived in Western Australia between 1850 and 1868, in many cases with their families. Until 1856 most were veterans of colonial wars in Africa, Afghanistan and the Punjab, but after that date many were soldiers discharged from service in British military forces that had served in the Crimea and India.
Stevens, S. (2009). Pensioner guards. In J. Gregory, & J. Gothard (Eds). Historical encyclopedia of Western Australia(pp. 674-675). Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Press.