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RADFORD – Edward / Edwin HEIC 2nd Bombay Fusiliers and 104th Regiment

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
104th Regiment of Foot Bengal Fusiliers
4TH Regiment
Emma – Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23 August 1867 page 3
NameRADFORD – Edward / Edwin
Regiment (s)4th Foot Honourable East India Company 2nd Bombay Fusiliers
and 104th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) HEIC – Not yet known
4th Foot – 1464
104th – 1414
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th regiment c1841
2nd Bombay fusiliers – 10th February 1852 / 29 years 11 months
104th – 1st November 1862 / Bristol Gloucester England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration4th Regiment 8 years 215 days
2nd Bengal fusiliers 11 years 3 days
104th – 200 days plus 14 days
Length of Service21 years 323 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeApproved Horse Guards 2nd June 1863
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts1863 Bristol
1865 Tilbury
1865-1867 Western Australia (The balance of pension paid to his sister after Edward’s death)
Pension Paid11d per diem
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 Birthc 1821 Redcliff Somerset England
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 WifeNot 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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 26th July 1867 – page 3 – “Emma”
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 23rd August 1867 – page 3 – “Emma”
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 30th August 1867 – page 2 – Emma
The West Australian Monday 22nd March 1886 – page 3 – Emma
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialDied 1867 Western Australia aboard Emma
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide index
1841 Edward Radford 1464 4th Foot location Bellary
1851 Edward Radford 1464 4th Foot location Devonport
1851 Edward Radford 1414 104th foot location Meerut East Indies
Discharge at own request having served upward 21 years
On 25th May 1865 the day before the Racehorse sailed Edward Radford was reported in the Surgeon Superintendent’s journal “It having been proved that one of the Pensioner Guard named E. Radford had supplied the Convict Jones with a clasp knife he was removed from the Cooks Galley and ordered on watch and watch and to have his grog stopped during a period of 14 days.” However, on 4th June he remitted four days of Edward’s punishment.In February 1865 after the murder of Messrs Panter, Goldwyer and Harding by aborigines it was decided to send a party of five EPGs to Nichol Bay abord the Clarence Packet. The chosen men were reported as Isaac Davis, Edward Goodall, John Farrell, William Whittle and a man named as Jarvice. The only EPG named Jarvis arrived in WA well after this date. EPGs Joseph Barr and Edward Radford went to Roebuck Bay aboard the Kestrel in September 1865. In 1867, these six EPGs and two others EPGs William Purvis and John Byrne perished aboard the Emma a schooner lost in a cyclone and wrecked off the coast of Coral Bay with the loss of all on board. The EMMA left Port Walcott (near Point Sampson), and the last recorded sighting was a Nichol Bay when the ship stopped there on 31 January 1867. The Emma was last heard from on 3rd March 1867 on departing Port Walcott Western Australia.Thanks to David Senn of Albany for his research on the wreck of the Emma and Chris Hall’s 2001 article attached.