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ROCHE / ROACH – Edward 6th 1st Battalion and 34th Regiment

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6th Regiment
34th Regiment Cumberland Colours
Land Grant
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
NameROCHE / ROACH – Edward
Regiment (s)6th 1st Battalion and 34th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2501 / 3064
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd April 1846 / 17 years 6 months / Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Farm Servant
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBarbados West Indies
Length of Service9 years 72 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 1st January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War medal
Crimean Turkish medal
Intended Residence at
Belmullett Mayo Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Castlebar
1856 Sligo
1865 Tilbury
1865-1893 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1878 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 BirthOctober 1828 Belmullett Mayo 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
c1843 (deduced from West Australian Death age)
Date/Place of Marriage16 February 1858 Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMichael B 1862 Ireland
BP 23 March 1862 Belmullet Mayo Ireland
M MAHER Anne 1889 Perth WA
D 18 September 1913 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta RC Cemetery
Mary Josephine B Ireland
Bp 27 December 1858 Balmullett Mayo Ireland
M ILES Francis 1880 Perth Western Australia
D 28th January 1937 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John B 1863 Ireland
Bp 6 October 1863 Belmullet Mayo Ireland
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
Perth Lot 141Y
0.2.28 acres
Title Application 6 April 1881
Title 5/1120
Between Aberdeen and John Streets Perth
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesLondon Gazette 22 June 1855 Severely wounded (Reach 34th Regt 3064)
Western Mail 29th May 1886 page 19 Kelly v Roach
The West Australian Sat 29 May 1886 Page 5 dispute as per previous article – Edward Roach, owner of a cottage which he let-to a tenant named Kelly
The West Australian Saturday 2 September 1893 page 4 Funeral notice Edward Roach
The West Australian Thursday 3 April 1902 page 4 Funeral notice Sarah Roach
The West Australian Friday 26 September 1913 page 9 death of Michael Roach – This notes Mrs M Iles as his sister (a Mary Roach married Francis Iles Perth 1880) – death notice states Michael also had a cousin Mr T Roach – possible link as son of John Roach also 34th Rgt died Perth 1892 – not an EPG)
The West Australian Friday 29 January 1937 page 1 Death notice Mary Josephine Iles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st August1893 Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st April 1902 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe British Army Worldwide Index for 1851 has Edmund Roach service No 3064 of the 34th regiment stationed at Barbados West Indies
Discharge: Unfit for further service due to the loss by amputation of the middle and ring finger of the right hand after being wounded by musket shot on the attack at the Quarries 7th June 1855
Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log Monday 3rd July 1865 as being reported for using disrespectful language to Corporal Johnson whilst on duty and grog stopped for 7 days.
On 24 June 1876 Edward Roach having built the walls of his 2 roomed cottage on his free grant Y141 requested the mandatory payment of fifteen pounds