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1st Regiment


NameCABLE – Joseph
Regiment (s)1st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 731
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th June 1832 / 17 years 9 months / Warwick Warwickshire England
Wool Comber
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 7 years 2 months
West Indies – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 58 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19 October 1853/ Birr Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1853 – Leicester
1856 – 1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 increased to 1/3d per diem for service to the Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth30th September 1814 St Margaret’s Leicester Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Baptism7th May 1816 All Saints Leicester Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Birth
CABLE William On the Marriage it said John CABLE
Date/Place of Birth
1777 Leicester Leicestershire England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1823 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage10th June 1852 Mallow Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B September 1852 Bp 13 October 1852 St. Patrick’s Cork
M POVAH Emma 15th March 1876 Greenough WA
D 9/10 February 1909 Katanning WA
William Henry B1853 Bp 23 July 1853 Birr Kings Co Ireland
M RAFTHIS/Burton Margaret 1872 Joseph’s Court Martial was held Birr in 1853.
Elizabeth  B 1st Qtr 1855 Leicestershire England
M CRAKE William John Charles 1873 at Perth Western Australia
D 8th July 1932 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Jane B 1851 England
M JONES Thomas Ishmael 1882 Geraldton Western Australia
Abraham  B 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1862 and bur 5th April 1862 at Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Ernest  B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
M Not married
D 23rd May 1915 Perth Western Australia
Charlotte B 1864 – possible – she may have been the 2nd daughter living Fremantle mentioned in the RMs report see Further Information
M WINDER James 1885 Fremantle WA son of EPG Jackson Winder
D 11th March 1922 Perth Western Australia
Edward B c1865 Brookton Western Australia
DAVIS Dorothy 14TH December 1919 Beverley Western Australia
D 1951 Williams Western Australia see Further Information
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MURPHY Michael
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not yet known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Wednesday 25 March 1903 page 1 Jane’s wandering
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th July 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Possible death 17th September 1911 age 81 years Fremantle WA
Buried Fremantle Cemetery RC Mon CC 0191
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReference made to Joseph Cable in the Surgeon’s Log as receiving medical treatment during the voyage of the William Hammond

In 1885 the Resident Magistrate Fremantle wrote to the Colonial Secretary regarding Jane Cable who had been arrested for vagrancy and was too weak and unwell to attend court, as a result she was sent to the Poor House. Again in 1888 the Resident Magistrate Fremantle requested assistance for Jane Cable who he said was the widow of a military pensioner and was too old and feeble to earn her livelihood.

He said she had 2 married daughters living in Fremantle with large families of their own and a daughter in Perth married to a man called Jones none of whom were in a position to help her although he raised the question of whether her son living in the Wandering district could do anything for her. The Superintendent of Poor Houses suggested she be allowed one ration daily with 8 ounces of meat as he thought one of her daughters would afford her shelter. Due to her excessive drinking she was not a suitable candidate for the Poor House. Relief was again granted in 1889.

Jane appears to have spent her remaining years escaping from the Poor House and causing a disturbance and the Police returning her to the Poor House as there are many newspaper accounts of her being charged with drunkenness and causing a disturbance.