WALKER – Philip 89th Regiment Depot

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NameWALKER – Philip
Regiment (s)89th Regiment Depot
Regiment Number (s) 1309
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd November 1838 / 18 years / Belfast Antrim Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft  9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 2 years 3 months
North America – 5 years 10 months
Gibraltar –  8 months
Crimea – 5 months
Length of Service21 years 61 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd November 1859 / Fermoy Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not Yet Known
Pension Districts1860 2nd Dublin
1860 Newry
1861 2nd Belfast
1861 Armagh
1862 2nd Belfast
1862 Tilbury
1862-1875 Western Australia
1875 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1875 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1820  Drummara Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
WALKER  James
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MURPHY  Mary Ann
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage25th July 1851  St. Michans Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMarian Caroline  B 1857 Not yet known
M  JOHN William Thomas  1876 Fremantle Western Australia
D 9th May 1922 Perth Western Australia
Bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Robert Thomas bap 15th July 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
M  Annie Not yet known
D – Possible Death 25th December 1920  Kensington Victoria 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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 8th January 1869 –  page 3 – Philip WALKER – stock trespass
The Western Australian Times Friday 25th September 1874 –  page 1 – Philip WALKER selling land and cottages
The Argus Monday 20th December 1875 –  page1 – Death Philip WALKER
The Argus Wednesday 29th December 1920 –  page 1 – death Robert Thomas WALKER
Departure from Western
Australia
Not known – pension paid Victoria Australia 1875
Date/Place of Death/BurialDecember 1875 / St. Kilda Melbourne Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index shows Philip with 89th in West Indies and Canada
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows Philip with 89th in Dublin Ireland15th February 1865 – Application to purchase Perth Suburban Lot 150 of 5 acres – at £2 per acre – forfeited 21-7-1865 – failed to pay