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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal


NameBEECH – Joseph
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1476
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th January 1839 / 21 years / Coventry Warwickshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Pale / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHalifax – 2 years 8 months
Ceylon – 9 years 9 months
Bengal – 3 years 5 months
Length of Service22 years  126 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th June 1861 / Inquiry Colchester 18 May 1861
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1862-
1861 Coventry
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
1864-1870 New South Wales
1871 Coventry
Pension Paid1/1½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK 31st December 1862
Date/Place of BirthCanterbury, Kent, England
Date/Place of Baptism27th December 1818  St. Mary’s Northgate Canterbury Kent England
Date/Place of Birth
Beech  John – Sergeant 65th regiment
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not applicable
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not known, however pension paid Sydney New South Wales Australia in 1864-1870
and Coventry England 1871
Date/Place of Death/Burial13 December 1888, London Road Civic Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index – at Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
1851 British Army Worldwide Index – at Kandy and Colombo Ceylon
1861 British Army Worldwide Index – at Colchester England1861 Census : (RG 09/480/135/3) – Gillingham Medway Kent – The Invalid Depot,
St. Mary’s Barracks No 1.
Joseph BEECH inmate, Single, 42, Private, Soldier, 37, born Canterbury Kent
1881 Census : (RG 11/3070/52/9) – 42 Spon End (Nags Head Inn)
Premises of James and Elizabeth THOMPSON, licensed Victuallers.
Joseph BEECH Boarder, unmarried, age 62, Shoemaker, Born Canterbury Kent