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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameBLOOMER – Edward
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No.  587
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th February 1844 / 25 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Fair / Blue / Fair / Left leg broken on duty
Overseas Service/DurationEmbarked England per “Diamond” 24th June 1844 for India
Embarked India per “Malabar” 17th June 1861for England
Length of Service18 year 8 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 24th June 1861 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Chapelizod near Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Dublin
1865 Tilbury
1865-1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birthc1820 Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage18 August 1861/ St Mary’s (Pro Cathedral) Dublin City
Children by 1st WifeChristopher Edward born 24 December 1862 Swords, Dublin Ireland
Bp 26 December 1862 Swords Dublin Ireland
D 2 November 1939 Rivervale Western Australia 

James B Possibly born 14 December 1864 Swords Dublin Ireland (Father Edward Bloomer Mother Ann Brown)
D 20 April 1920 Claremont Western Australia


Richard B 20th March 1867 Perth Western Australia
Bp 30 March 1867 Perth WA
M WHITE Jane 1888 Perth Western Australia

D 25th March 1940 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia

Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BRADY Eugene
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
2nd Husband of WifeEPG REDMOND Michael – Royal Artillery 18th
arrived “HOUGOUMONT” 1868
Date/Place of Marriage16th May 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandAlice Ann B c1872 Fremantle Western Australia
M PRYOR John Aubrey 1892 Perth Western Australia
D 2nd August 1940 Rivervale Western Australia
bur Church of Christ Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Stephen Michael
B c1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M BETTLES Jane 1905 Perth Western Australia
D 5th July 1951 Balcatta Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
B c1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 29th January 1945 Palmyra Western Australia (possible)
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Monday 6 January 1902 page 6 Funeral Notice Ann Redmond
The West Australian Thursday 23 February 1939 page 9 Richard Bloomer reminisces about life in the Barracks
The West Australian Saturday 4 November 1939 page 1 Family notice for Christopher Bloomer
The West Australian Tuesday 26 March 1940 page 1 Family notice Richard Bloomer
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th July 1868 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd January 1902 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone found
Further InformationIn 1866 Edward Bloomer nominated his sister in law Eliza Caffrey aged 22, a single woman, as an assisted immigrant. At the time she was living at Forrest, near Swords Dublin Ireland