QUIRK – James 20th and 54th Regiment

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20th Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers Badge

54th Regiment Brass Badges

Died on board EMMA -Perth Gazette 12 July 1867

Class of 1851 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – July 2012 EPG Gazette

NameQUIRK – James
Regiment (s)20th and 54th Regiment
Regiment Number (s)  753  – 20th Regiment
1018 – 54th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd February 1825 / 16 years / Maryborough Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Sallow / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years
Length of Service14 years 1 day
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th March 1841 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Castlecomber Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1841 Kilkenny
1850-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Castlecomber Kilkenny 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 yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMichael B c 1847 Not yet known
D Not 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
Policeman (dismissed 21st March 1852 from Perth Police Force)
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialMarch 1867 drowned aboard the Emma between Cossack and Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationOne of Group of Men from Enrolled Pensioner Force who perished onboard “Emma”