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BARRETT – Richard HEIC 2nd Bengal Fusiliers

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Indian Mutiny Medal with Delhi Clasp
1891 Obituary Richard Barrett
NameBARRETT – Richard
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bengal Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 2004
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th December 1855 / 15 years /  Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/Duration1856 travelled to India (for service in HEIC) on Cambodia
Length of Service2 years
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th August 1858 / India
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with  Delhi clasp
Intended Residence at
Sligo Ireland
Pension Districts1858 – 1865 Sligo
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1840 Castlebar Mayo Ireland
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 Marriage22 Oct 1858 St John’s, Sligo, Ireland
Children by 1st WifePeter Dudley (Douglas) B 2 Nov 1861 Sligo, Ireland
M MOYNS Ann (Annie) 13th April 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
D  1 October 1933 West Perth Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Richard B 15 Jan 1864  Sligo, Ireland
Winifred Mary B 29 July 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas Bernard B 4th June 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M Not yet known
D 1954 Western Australia, Buried aged 85 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia, date of death not recorded
Charles Edward B 22nd January 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
M Not yet known
D Not yet known
Alfred William B 23rd June 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1879 aged 7 months Fremantle, Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not Known
5 Feb 1838 Roman Catholic, Taunagh, Sligo, Ireland
Land Grants Western
1 Dec 1869 (Purchased) Fremantle Lot S30, 5 acres £1/acre.
3rd March 1886 granted Koojee Cockburn Sound Lot P10 20 acres
Occupation after
Temporary Assistant Warder
Messenger for West Australian Bank Fremantle
Newspaper ArticlesLondon Gazette 23rd February 1858 – page 925 – wounded in right shoulder in India
The West Australian Thu 24 Sep 1891 Page 4 Obituary (see image on left)
Inquirer and Commercial News Friday 25th September 1891 page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd September 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateLetters of Administration available SROWA Cons 3458 Item 1891/263
Applicant Peter Dudley Barrett
Further InformationCasualty Roll: 14 Sep 1857 Wounded right shoulder, Delhi. Invalided to Europe Mar 1858
11 Jan 1880 Fremantle Attachment Roll of EPF.
21 Aug 1880 Nominal Roll for EG selection Colonel Harvest considered him unfit.
19 Nov 1880 EG Roll in quarters at No 1 Barrack, Fremantle with 6 children.
22 Mar 1881 Witness at military court.
1881 Enlisted Fremantle Rifle Volunteers31st March 1887 present at Enrolled Guard disbandment
Mary Barrett died either 1878 age 38 or 1880 age 40 Western Australia