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63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
British Crimea Medal (Alma Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps)
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Application
NameIRELAND – Richard
Regiment (s)63rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1407
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd August 1839 / 19 years 3 months / Gloucester England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years 7 months
Crimea – 1 year 10 months
Nova Scotia – 3 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 14th August 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Balaklava Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts1860 Bristol
1860 2nd Manchester
1863 Tilbury
1863-1888 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1½d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/6d per diem for service in the Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth16th April 1818 Paradise Painswick Gloucestershire England
Date/Place of Baptism24th May 1818 St Mary’s Parish Church Painswick Gloucestershire England
Date/Place of Birth
IRELAND Ebenezer
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Granted Perth Pensioner Lot 27/H Hay Street Perth WA
0.3.12 3 roods 12 perches
Title Application 21st July 1884
Permit issued 23 July 1884 – Title 6/339
Occupation after
Temporary Assistant Warder Fremantle November 1867 to January 1868
Perth February to June 1868
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 16th September 1868
Daily News Tuesday 25th September 1888 – page 3 (Death notice)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialMonday 24th September 1888 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateProbate in the Supreme Court of Victoria
(File No. 45/352. VPRS 28/PO Unit 568 & VPRS 28/P2 Unit 309)
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Richard Ireland 1407 Private 63rd foot location Moulmein
1851 as above location Ashton Under Lyne and Limerick Ireland
The Surgeon’s Journal 24 May 1863 entry. The men of the guard were ordered that on arrival at Fremantle they were to appear in proper uniform and present a respectable appearance for the inspection of the Commandant; however Corporal Ireland appeared with a large beard and moustache saying he had a sore throat and inflammation of the lungs which on examination was found not to be the case. He said he wished to leave the Pensioner Guard on arrival in the Colony and agreed to sign a document to that effect.
“I, Corporal Richard Ireland certify it is my desire to leave the Pensioner Guard on arrival at Fremantle and do not wish to shave myself.”
Signed Richard Ireland Corp
Witnesses Thos Bryan Sergt Major & James Crowe Sergt.
Probate in the Supreme Court of Victoria
(File No. 45/352. VPRS 28/PO Unit 568 & VPRS 28/P2 Unit 309)
Richard Ireland died intestate owning 50 shares in the National Bank of Australasia valued at £515 which was eventually paid to those entitled to receive a share however who they were remains a mystery.