RITCHIE / RITCHEY – Matthew 41st Regiment

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41st Regiment

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NameRITCHIE / RITCHEY – Matthew
Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2829
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th May 1849 / 17 years 6 months / Belfast Down Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey /  Light / Bullet wound right foot
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 1 year 11 months
Malta – 1 year 1 month
Turkey and Crimea – 2 years
Length of Service6 years 197 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th July 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal.
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 Newry
1860 2nd Belfast
1861 1st Belfast
1863-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Later increased to 10d 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 Birth14th November 1831 Killyleagh Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
RITCHIE Michael
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
QUINN Susannah
15th December 1834 Killinchy Down Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage15th April 1857 Killinchy Down Ireland
Children by 1st WifeIsabella B 23rd November 1857 Raffrey Down Ireland
bap 1857 Raffrey Down Ireland
M RIDLEY James unknown date and location
D 29th June 1931 Geraldton Western Australia
Osborne bap 1860 Raffrey Down Ireland
M JUDGE Elizabeth Ann Not yet known
D 17th August 1911 Geraldton Western Australia
Obituary of Osborne Richie
Agnes Susannah B 1865 Geraldton Western Australia
M WILLIAMS John 1880 Western Australia
D 22nd April 1946 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Uttakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Matthew Francis B 1868 Greenough Western Australia
M OSBORNE Hannah Theresa Mary 1897
D 9th May 1930 Geraldton Western Australia
William John B 1870 Victoria District Western Australia
M 1897 Not yet known
D 7th April 1948 Geraldton Western Australia
Alice Mary B 1872 Greenough Western Australia
M GOON Lee 1900 Western Australia
D 15th February 1904 Fremantle Western Australia
Anne Jane B 1874 Northampton Western Australia
D 1874 Northampton Western Australia
George B 1875 Northampton Western Australia
D 1875 Northampton Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
27th October 1880 granted Greenough Flats Victoria District Location G25
16 acres
26th November 1883 granted Greenough Victoria District Location G26
16 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Farmer
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian  October 1881 and July 1882 (wife’s debts)
West Australian 31st March 1887 (unlicensed cart)
Enquirer and Commercial News 6th April 1887
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th May 1892 Greenough Western Australia
Northampton Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
D 1875 Gwalla Western Australia
Northampton Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMilitary record records Matthew as being drunk returning from Scutari Souk