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COPE – Thomas HEIC 2nd Madras European Regiment

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Jarrahdale Cemetery Headstone


NameCOPE – Thomas
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Madras European Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 628
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd March 1840 / 18 years / London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 in
Dark / Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC To India: 13 April 1840 per Reliance
From India to UK: 5th September 1861 per General Caulfield
Length of Service22 years 9 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th September 1861 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone known
Intended Residence at
Mortlake Surrey England
Pension Districts1861 – South London
1863 – Salisbury
1864 – East London
1864 – Tilbury
October 1864 – March 1870 Western Australia
April 1870 – March 1879 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
Date/Place of Baptismbap 20th July 1821 Mortlake Surrey England
Date/Place of Birth
1791 Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
POOLE Elizabeth
1801 Not yet known
11th October 1818 Mortlake Surrey England
SiblingsElizabeth bap 29th September 1819 Mortlake England
John Isaac bap 24th July 1823 Mortlake Surrey England
James bap 31st October 1824 Mortlake Surrey England
D 29 May 1900, Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Isaac bap 17th June 1827 Mortlake Surrey England
Mary Jane bap 25th January 1829 Mortlake Surrey England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of Marriage24th December 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNone known
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 26th August 1868 –  page 3
The Herald
17th July 1869 –  page 3
Perth Gazette & WA Times 25th March 1870 – page 2
West Australian 2nd December 1897 (Obit.)
Departure from Western
19th March 1870 per Emily Smith  with wife Ellen for Adelaide
NB Returned to Western Australia: details not known
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd December 1897 Jarrahdale Western Australia
bur Jarrahdale Pioneers Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationCharacter described as “Unexceptionable” on discharge
Discharge due to ‘time expired.’
First selected as a convict guard in 1861 but left sick at Weymouth Devon.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman recorded his conduct as ‘very good.’
Thomas Cope is buried with his brother James in the Jarrahdale Pioneers Cemetery WA, headstone records both deaths.