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CRITCH – Henry 16th and 35th Regiment

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Henry and Sarah Critch story by Gerry Eastman

Henry Critch and wife Sarah
1884 Title Application
16th Bedfordshire Cap Badge
35th Glengarry Badge
NameCRITCH – Henry
Regiment (s)16th and 35th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1770
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th September 1842 / 19 years / Portsmouth Hampshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 2 years 4 months
East Indies – 4 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 25 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th September 1863/ Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1863 Chatham
1867 Tilbury
1867-1890 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/6d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1823 Dover Kent England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
CRITCH WJ – see death notice Victorian Express
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage12th November 1844 Ireland
Children by 1st WifeHenry B 1845
Bp 6th October 1845 Nenagh Killaloe Tipperary Ireland
Margaret B 1849
Bp 19th September 1849 Mullingar Westmeath Ireland
M THOMAS Edwin 1867 Western Australia
William James B 1850 Ireland
Bp 14th November 1851 St Pauls Arran Quay Dublin Ireland
Francis Henry B 24th December 1853 England
Bp 19th February 1854 Portsmouth Hampshire England
M KELLY Anne 16th September 1883 Greenough Western Australia
D 4th August 1931 Palmyra Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Sarah B 1860 Chatham Kent England
M CLIFFORD William Alfred 1885 Western Australia
D 22nd February 1928 Cottesloe Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Charles B 1862 Not yet known
D 22nd November 1861 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
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
Fremantle lot P69 Thompson Street North Fremantle 2 acres
Assigned 19 August 1881
Title Application 15th April 1884 Title 6/72
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express Saturday 27th December 1890 page 4 death notice Henry Critch
Departure from Western
Wife or daughter traveled to England and returned to Western Australia 1st October 1879 per “Charlotte Padbury”
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th December 1890 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1887 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army worldwide index
1851 Henry Critch 1770 Private 35th Foot location Enniskillen
1861 Henry Critch 1770 Private 35th Foot location Chatham
1861 English Census Chatham Kent Barracks shows this family with differing names and ages. Requires further research. The enumerator has reversed the initials for the mother and daughter except for a minor variation in year of birth all is Ok Henry seems to have become Francis Henry
1881 Henry Critch appointed as a sentry at the Exhibition Building in Perth
1882 Henry Critch is living at the No 2 Barracks Fremantle with his wife and 3 children
22nd October 1886 Henry was appointed to the Enrolled Guard
In October 1890 Henry Critch fell and broke his hip, he was taken to the Colonial Hospital where he died on 17th December 1890See attached family history: Henry and Sarah Critch story by Gerry Eastman