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22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot


Emma – Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23 August 1867 page 3


NameBARR – Joseph
Regiment (s)22nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2093
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th August 1842 / 19 years 9 months / Liverpool Lancashire England
Tin Smith
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 9 years 93 days
Malta – 3 years 101 days
Length of Service21 years 97 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th November 1863 / Malta (Place of Inquiry)
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Greenwich England
Pension Districts1863 Paisley
1865 Tilbury
1865-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birth1822 / Port Glasgow Greenock Renfrew Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and WA Times Friday 6th October 1865 page 2 Departure of J. Barr for the North-west.

The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 26th July 1867 – page 3 – “Emma”
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23rd August 1867 – page 3 – “Emma”
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 30th August 1867 – page 2 – Emma
The West Australian Monday 22nd March 1886 – page 3 – Emma

Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialDied 1867 Western Australia aboard Emma
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 stationed at Dagshai, India (Joseph Barry 2093 22nd Ft)
1861 Stationed at Malta 2093In February 1865 after the murder of Messrs Panter, Goldwyer and Harding by aborigines it was decided to send a party of five EPGs to Nichol Bay abord the Clarence Packet. The chosen men were reported as Isaac Davis, Edward Goodall, John Farrell, William Whittle and a man named as Jarvice. The only EPG named Jarvis arrived in WA well after this date. EPGs Joseph Barr and Edward Radford went to Roebuck Bay aboard the Kestrel in September 1865. In 1867, these six EPGs and two others EPGs William Purvis and John Byrne perished aboard the Emma a schooner lost in a cyclone and wrecked off the coast of Coral Bay with the loss of all on board. The EMMA left Port Walcott (near Point Sampson), and the last recorded sighting was a Nichol Bay when the ship stopped there on 31 January 1867. The Emma was last heard from on 3rd March 1867 on departing Port Walcott Western Australia.

Thanks to David Senn of Albany for his research on the wreck of the Emma and Chris Hall’s 2001 article attached.