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McGRATH – Bernard HEIC 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry and 106th Regiment

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India General Service Medal (Persia Clasp)
Land Grant
NameMcGRATH – Bernard
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bombay European Light Infantry
and 106th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2020
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
HEIC 23rd May 1849 / 20 years 7 months  / Dublin Dublin Ireland
106th – 24th May 1861 / Unknown
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown /
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies 13 years
Length of ServiceHEIC – 14 years
106th – 2 years 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeHEIC – 23rd May 1861 / Not yet known
106th – Private / 26th May 1863 / Royal Victoria Hospital Netley England
Campaign MedalsMedal for Persian Expedition 1856-1857
Intended Residence at
Powers Court Wicklow Ireland
Pension Districts1863 2nd Dublin
1865 Tilbury
1865-1908 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/0½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Powers Court Enniskerry 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
COLLEGE Anne Widow of James College (Merchantman 1863) Formerly Burk nee Lapple
B1829 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage26th June 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
James Lapple
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Cockburn Sound Lot 3 Lake Munster (Coogee)
20 acres
Assigned 14 June 1881
Title Application 19 December 1882
Title Deed 5/164
Occupation after
1881 Lighthouse Keeper Arthur’s Head Fremantle
Private Enrolled Force from 24 September 1881 to 31 March 1887
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 29 December 1871 page 2 Assault by Bernard
Western Australian Times 6 February 1877 page 2 Death of Ann
Western Australian Times 9 February 1877 page 2 Inquest into Ann’s death
The Herald Saturday 10 February 1877 page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd March 1908 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30 January 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to varicose veins in the right leg and a constitution broken down by long service in the tropics.
Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log Sunday 9th July 1865 as having struck the 3rd Officer Mr. Prowse. Placed under arrest and ordered bread and water for 7 days. Mentioned again Wednesday 12th July 1865 as being released due extenuating circumstances with the case.