BATLEY / BATELY – Richard 8th and 86th Regiment

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8th Regiment

86th Regiment

Indian Mutiny Medal Central India Clasp

1887 Suicide News


NameBATLEY / BATELY – Richard
Regiment (s)8th and 86th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1681 – 8th Regiment
1771 – 86th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st October 1839 / 17 years 3 months / Ludlow Shropshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / Bullet wound on back of head
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 16 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 30 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th December 1861 / Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with central India clasp
Intended Residence at
Carlow Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Carlow
1863 – 1887 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/5½d per diem for service in the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Carlow Carlow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BATLEY William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KELLY Margaret
1834 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1861 Carlow Ireland
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth Susannah B 4th April 1863 at sea aboard the “Clyde”
M WOODS William 1884 Western Australia
D 9th August 1938 Perth Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Martha Ellen B 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M HILLIARD Henry Francis 1886 Western Australia
D 15th September 1944 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 3rd July 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret B 19th July 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 22nd June 1933 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Sussanah B 13th February 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M GIBBS Fred John 1897 Western Australia
D 31st October 1936 East Cannington Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Unknown male
Unknown birth and death dates: buried Karrakatta Cemetery
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
17th December 1883 granted Perth Lot 25/H
0.3.12 acres
Occupation after
1868 Assistant Warder (Fremantle) and Warder (Rottnest)
1878 Messenger for the Colonial Treasury
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Australian Times Friday 28th December 1877 – page 2
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th February 1887 – page 4
Western Mail Saturday 8th October 1887 – page 37
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th October 1887 Perth Western Australia
Presbyterian Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st October 1899 Perth Western Australia
Presbyterian  Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationVerdict of suicide made by Perth Police Court inquest into Richard BATLEY’s death

1887 Suicide News