RICE – Matthew 74th Regiment and Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

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74th Regiment Highlanders

Rifle Brigade Cap Badge

South Africa Medal

NameRICE – Matthew
Regiment (s)74th Regiment and Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1125 – 74th Regiment
1836 – Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th October 1834 / 18 years / Chatham Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta and Ionian Islands – 5 years 7 months
Cape of Good Hope – 3 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 9 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 13th November 1855 / Aldershot England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal (Kaffir War 1846)
Intended Residence at
Appointed to the permanent staff of the 3rd King’s Own Staffordshire Rifle Regiment of Militia
Pension Districts1863 Birmingham
1863-1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birthc1816 Loughan Island  County Down 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
MOULD Sarah Jane
1827 – 32 Middlehurst Sussex England
Date/Place of MarriageMarch 1855 Portsea Island Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeMargaret B September 1856 Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England
D June 1858 Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England
John Francis B April 1857 Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England
M GUERIN Elizabeth unknown date and location
D 10th December 1884 Carnarvon Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1861 Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire England
M CONNOR Daniel unknown date and location
D not yet known
Charlotte B 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1865 York Western Australia
bur Fremantle Western Australia
William B December 1865 York Western Australia
M FRYER Martha unknown date and location
D 11th September 1936 Bassendean Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta cemetery Western Australia
Sarah Jane (Joanna) B 7th May 1868 York Western Australia
M GATES Alfred unknown date and location
D 18th May 1923 Wagerup Western Australia
James B 1871 York Western Australia
M BARKER Louise unknown date and location
D 17th March 1935 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Daniel Matthew Perth B 6th June 1874 Perth Western Australia
M MEAD Alice Julia Ricardo unknown date and location
D 21st August 1948 Leederville Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Thomas Fleurleux Henry B 6th November 1875 Perth Western Australia
M SQUIRES Ruby Bell 1880 Western Australia
D 5th July 1953 Dwellingup Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeHITCHCOCK Obadiah
Date/Place of Marriage1889 Guildford (Tentative)
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th February 1883 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
16th May 1904 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationTransferred to the Rifle Brigade in 1854 for the purpose of serving with an older brother

4th September 1868 purchased York Lot 276