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MEADE / MEAD – Thomas 7th Regiment

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7th Regiment
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp
Land Application
NameMEADE / MEAD  – Thomas
Regiment (s)7th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2887
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd June 1852 / 20 years / Clonmel Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Black / amputation of middle finger of right hand after gunshot wound
Overseas Service/DurationTurkey and Crimea – Embarked for Turkey 5th April 1854
Length of Service3 years 80 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st August 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Clonmel Ireland
Pension Districts1855-1861 Clonmel
1862-1891 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1832 Cluneen Fethard Tipperary 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
CUMMINS Brigid (Brigida)
bap 27th January 1839 St Peter and Paul Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeCatherine bap 14th February 1858 St Peter & Paul Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
D 17th December 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
David bap 23rd June 1861 St Peter and Paul Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
D 21st July 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
John Francis B 12th June 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 16th June 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Thomas Edward B 25th May 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 15th July 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
James Patrick B 6th May 1867 Rottnest Island Western Australia
bap 7th July 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17th February 1910 Carnarvon Western Australia
Bridget Margaret B 1st October 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 2nd October 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M FANNON Robert 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
D 21st September 1935 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 22nd August 1872 Perth Western Australia
bap 22nd August 1872 Perth Western Australia
M MEADOWS John -Place and date unknown
D 3rd February 1955 Perth WA
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery
Joseph B 23rd August 1874 Perth Western Australia
bap 23rd August 1874 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Johanna B c1876
Possible M FAHEY Thomas 1911 Murchison WA
Margaret B 4th June 1876 Perth Western Australia
bap 21st June 1876 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd July 1876 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
David B 18th November 1878 Perth Western Australia
bap 24th November 1878 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CROUGH Helen or Ellen
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
23rd August 1884 granted Perth Town Lot H28 Hay Street West Perth of 3 roods 12 perches
Title Application 21st April 1884 Title 6/177
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times 17th October 1873 page 3 Fire in Barracks
West Australian 18th September 1891 (Thomas Meade Death notice)
West Australian 25th August 1908 (Wife Death notice)
The Western Mail Saturday 29th August 1908 page 41 Obituary Bridget Mead
Northern Times Saturday 19th February 1910 page 2 Death of JP Mead
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialSeptember 1891 Beaufort St Perth Western Australia
18th September East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th August 1908 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to amputation of middle finger of right hand after gunshot wound.
On 20th May 1871 the Fremantle police reported that a boy the son of a pensioner named Meade of about 9 years of age was seriously injured when a triangle fell on his head at the south jetty. He was not expected to survive. It appears to be John Meade however he is mentioned in his mother’s obituary in 1908.
On 28th December 1882 Thomas Meade was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment with hard labour for assaulting his wife. Half his pension was suspended and half to be paid to his wife during his imprisonment.
In the obituary for Bridget Meade it stated her daughter Mrs J Meadows and grandson Mervyn Meadows were present at the funeral. Mervyn was born Carlton Victoria to John Meadows and Mary Mead (sic) 1899
Mervyn enlisted in WW1 and died of wounds received in action 16th October 1917.
There was another daughter mentioned in the Obituary Miss Johanna Mead of whom there is no birth record is again mentioned in her brother James’s administration papers.
Son James Patrick Mead well sinker of Mooloo Down Station Gasgoine died in Carnarvon on 17th February 1910 intestate and no one applied for Letters of Administration and although his estate was originally estimated as £25 a search was held for his next-of-kin which were listed as sisters Mary Meadows (38) of 72 Dyer Street West Perth married woman. Johanna Mead (34)of Carnarvon, Spinster, Bridget Fannon (40) married woman of Kirrup and brother John James Mead (46) woodcutter of the Barracks St. Georges terrace Perth – (this may be the child we have as John Francis). Eventually his estate consisted of assets of £41/6/11 and debts of £41/6/11. SROWA Cons 5790/1910/048