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HEATHCOTE – Isaac Rifle Brigade 1st and 2nd Battalion

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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
Regiment (s) Rifle Brigade 1st and 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1913/2015
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th September 1841 / 22 years / Leicester Leicestershire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / Scar of a boil on left shoulder blade
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 6 years 10 months
Length of Service7 years 249 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 1st March 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 Sheffield
1851 Manchester 2nd
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem Temporary 2 years until 16th April 1852
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1819 Bakewell Derby England
Date/Place of Baptism30th August 1818 Monyash Derby England
Date/Place of Birth
1786 Derbyshire
Date/Place of Birth
1785 Derbyshire
SiblingsMary born 1821 Derbyshire
George born 1823 Derbyshire
James born 1830 Derbyshire
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Night warder 15 December 1851 – 15 October 1852
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 10th December 1852 Attacked by a bull
Inquirer Perth Wednesday 15th December 1852 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1n the 1851 Census Isaac Heathcote is a police constable at Stretford, Lancashire
The Perth Gazette recorded that a pensioner Isaac Heathcote had been nearly killed by a wild bullock in the bush. It emphasised the folly of employing men not accustomed to handling cattle in country areas.
In March 1855 there was an unclaimed letter for Isaac at the Post Office which rather looks as if he had left the state