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Michael Brown 1828-1900  Obituary

EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

Disbandment of EPG EPG_Gazette_2003_-_Vol_4-2__Apr

22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
India General Service Medal
1880 Application to occupy rural land North Beach
NameBROWN – Michael
Regiment (s)22nd Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2839
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1846 / 18 years / Killagorin Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years 2 months
Length of Service22 years 104 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /  27th March 1869 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNorth West Frontier Medal
Intended Residence at
Croome Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1869 Limerick
1870 Cork
1872 Gloucester
1873 Greenwich
1874-1900 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
Increased 1887 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Croome Limerick 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
B 1833 Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage22nd February 1860 South Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B 1861 Hunnyhill Isle of Wight, Hampshire England
M ATKINSON Robert 1880 Perth WA
D 1887 Perth WA
Michael David B 4th Qtr 1862 Isle of Wight Hampshire England (mother Brannagan)
M DALY Mary A 13th August 1889 York Western Australia
D 27th December 1939 Subiaco WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Perth WA
(Deborah) Dora B c 1863
M MALLER Edward 1903 Perth WA
D 23 December 1951
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
John B 1st Qtry 1864 Isle of Wight Hampshire England (mother Branagan)
Margaret b 1869
Alexander b 1876
D 16th February 1892 Barracks Perth WA
Elizabeth B 18th March 1878 Mt Eliza Barracks
Bp 2md April 1878 Perth WA
M ALDERSEA John M Fremantle 1910
D 8th April 1957 Perth WA
Lucy Helen B 10th May 1880
Bp 6th June 1880 Perth WA
D 5TH July 1924 Bellview WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
George B 8th March 1883
Bp 8th April 1883 Perth WA (mother Flanagan)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
SROWA Cons 541 B 095
19TH July 1880 Application for permission to occupy a block of rural land 150 acres North Beach.
Private Michael Brown 22nd foot pension 1/- ½ arrived 20th February 1874 Service Enrolled force 6 years 4 months.
Children: Mary Jane age 21 years
David age 18 years
John age 16 years
Dora age 14 years
Margaret age 11 years
Alexander age 6 years
Certificate R 95I certify that Pensioner Michael Brown at 1/3 from 22nd foot served as an Enrolled Pensioner from 18 February 1874 until the disbandment of the Force 10/11/1880 and is still serving in the Governor’s Guard AR Thompson Staff Officer of Pensioners 21st July 1881 Assigned Lot V 120 of 2 roods 14 Perches Corner Colin Street and the railway line
10th July 1883Title application
21st September 1883 Title issued 5/1500
Occupation after
Watchman Perth Railway Station, Western Australian Government Railways
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Perth Wednesday 28th February 1900 – page 2
The West Australian Times Friday 6th November 1874 page 3 Two daughters aged 9 and 7 years
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th February 1900 West Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th April 1920 Swanview Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWas accidentally killed at West Perth Railway Station while crossing the line. Large number of newspaper reports on this incident.

British Army Worldwide Index:
1851 Michael Brown 2839 Private 22md foot location Dagshai India
1861 Michael brown 2839 Private 22nd foot 1st Btn location Parkhurst
1861 Census RG 09/139/8 42 Hunnyhill Carisbrooke Isle of Wight
Bridget Brown age 28 married woman the wife of Michael Brown 22nd regiment born Kildare Ireland
Mary Jane daughter age 2 months born Hunnyhill
A separate entry for Michael RG 09/157/13
Additional information supplied by descendant Steven Aldersea