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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
Land Grants
Isaac Smiths Gravestone
NameSMITH – Isaac
Regiment (s)12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1016
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd February 1836 / 19 years / Ipswich Suffolk England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Not Stated / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 10 years
Australian Colonies – 3 years 2 months
Length of Service22 years 134 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th June 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1858 1st Belfast
1862 1st Liverpool
1863 2nd Liverpool
1864-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/6½d per diem for Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
Departed London 11 January 1864
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Wickham Market Woodbridge Suffolk 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
c1835 Ireland (1851 UK Census)
Date/Place of Marriage4 Aug 1851 Chatham, St Mary, Kent, England
Children by 1st WifeSam
D 1932 Parramatta New South Wales
Elizabeth Ellen B at sea between Hobart and Fremantle c January 1856 see further information
Bp Ellen 16 January 1856 Perth WA FS
M McKENNA John 5th April 1883
D Ellen McKenna 24 February 1940 Mt Lawley Perth
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Perth WA
Mary/Mercy Dolphin B c1858 Not yet known – possibly on HMS Dolphin when her father left WA with the 12th Regiment 31 January 1858
M Houston William Russell 1878 Perth WA
D 4 May 1904 West Perth WA
Bur East Perth Cemetery WA
Hannah Victoria B Not yet known
M MOUNTAIN Thomas 3rd May 1879 Roebourne Western Australia (Anna Smith)
M BARR James Henry 1891 Albany Western Australia
D 2nd August 1897 Perth WA
B East Perth Cemetery WA as Hannah Ann Victoria BARR
Rose b Unknown
M CAMM Michael 1883 Perth Western Australia
D 1928 Boulder Western Australia
Lucy May B 27th April 1866 Perth Western Australia
Bp 4 August 1887 Perth WA
M McDONALD John 1887 Perth WA
D 23rd May 1934 Leederville WA
Henriette bap 1869 Western Australia
M MULLANE Willian 1888 Perth Western Australia
D 12 th April 1898 Perth WA
Georgina B c1871 Western Australia
M McGUCKIN Joseph Thomas 1893 Perth WA
D 6 August 1937 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Perth WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CREED John (Soldier)
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Perth Lot 80E Corner Bennett and King Streets East Perth
0.2.15 2 roods 15 perches Assigned 21 July 1881 Title Application 10th July 1883 Title 5/1496
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 30th March 1892 page 3 Obituary Isaac Smith
The West Australian 5th August 1897 page 4 Death notice Hannah Barr
The West Australian Friday 15th April 1898 page 4 Memorial notice for Henrietta Mullane
Western Mail Saturday 14th May 1904 page 17 Death notice Mercy Houston
The West Australian Saturday 26th May 1934 Death Lucy McDonald
Departure from Western
Widow travelled to England 1906
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th March 1892 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
16th February 1916
Broomhall says Ipswich UK and there is no death notice for her in WA .In the 1911 Census of England RG 14/213/18/18 An Ellen Smith is living as a boarder at 83 Vernon Street Ipswich. She is a “pensioner”, widow, infirm, 75 years of age, born in Australia? An Ellen W Smith died 2nd quarter 1916 age 80 at Ipswich, Suffolk England.
Will or ProbateSROWA Acc 31
SMITH Isaac 12th Regt. 1/6 ½ d
Applies for allotment of Y268 Wanneroo Road. Reply: Already given to McElroy – no other allotment in that locality. 25 Feb 81.
SMITH Isaac Again applies for Perth Town Lot 32 or 33, asked which he selects No. 32 granted 10 March 1881.
Smith Isaac Mrs for her husband wants Occupation Certificate. Stated nothing taken for giving up to [Selles….] 6 Aug 81
Further Information1841 British Army Census 12th Foot Location Mauritius
1851 British Army Census 12th Foot Location Chatham

Isaac Smith first came to WA as a soldier of the 12th regiment in 1856 from Hobart Tasmania on the ship Windsor. His daughter Elizabeth Ellen Windsor Smith was born on the voyage and baptised Ellen Smith on 16th January 1856 Perth WA.There is some confusion over Elisabeth’s name she is referred to as Elizabeth Ellen by the WA Bi-Centennial Dictionary, Elizabeth in her diamond wedding anniversary and 80th birthday and Ellen Windsor McKenna in her probate document and Ellen in her death notices. She said she was born at sea on the Windsor in 1856 . The WA Bi-Centennial Dictionary said Isaac came to WA in 1856 with Captain Palmer