COPE – Thomas HEIC 2nd Madras European Regiment

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East India Company

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
Baker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5 in
Dark / Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service22 years 9 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th September 1861 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
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
Father
Date/Place of Birth
COPE John
1791 Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
POOLE Elizabeth
1801 Not yet known
11th October 1818 Mortlake Surrey England
SiblingsElizabeth bap 29th September 1819 Mortlake England
James bap 31st October 1824
Isaac bap 17th June 1827
Mary Jane bap 25th January 1829
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CARROLL Ellen
Unknown
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
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
Australia
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
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationCharacter described as “Unexceptionable” on discharge