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98th Regiment Prince of Wales
NameGRAHAM – Edward
Regiment (s)98th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2413
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th October 1843 / 21 years 6 months / Gloucester  England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 1 year 340 days
East Indies – 2 years 309 days
Length of Service6 years 312 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th September 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Liverpool England
Pension Districts1850 Liverpool
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851- Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem – temporary pension to 1st April 1852
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1822 Bray Wicklow  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
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet 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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not married
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReason for Discharge – Unfit for service due to ‘fistulous openings in the perineum’.

Edward Graham was one of 5 pensioners sent to join the ship at Portsmouth after several of the Guard were put ashore when their children were hospitalized from contracting measles.
He was in receipt of a temporary pension which ended 1st April 1852 and from that time was not mentioned in the War office records. SO Bruce was advised he was not to employ temporary pensioners on the Enrolled Force after the expiry of their pension (unless there was no alternative man available) as the War Office had no control over temporary pensioners once their pension ceased.
Our records about this man come to an end in 1852 – when he was still a relatively young man of thirty years of age.
He is not mentioned as having left the Colony before that date and so far has not turned up in any shipping records or BDMs of any state in Australia.