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89th Regment Royal Irish Fusiliers Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameWALKER – Philip Scott
Regiment (s)89th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1309
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd November 1838 / 18 years / Belfast Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
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
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
Date/Place of Birth
WALKER John (from Philip’s death certificate Victoria BMD 15263 / 1875)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
GILLESPIE Mary Ann (from Philip’s death certificate Victoria BMD 15263 / 1875)
Siblings1875 Death Notice for EPG Walker states he dies at his sisters residence “Mrs. McGuirk
Robe Street, St. Kilda”
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MURPHY Mary Ann aka Marian
B c1830
Date/Place of Marriage25th July 1851  St. Michans Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn Andrew  b 1852 Ireland
M VENUS Mary Jane 1878 Port Adelaide
M APPS Mary 1930 Perth
M ILSLEY Hannah Jane (Van Heureck nee Ilsley) 1932 Perth
D 2nd Aug 1936 Subiaco
B Karrakatta Cemetery IA S 0095
James Michael William 1854 Not yet known D before 1862 (deduced)
Marian 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
Samuel James 1859 Not yet known D before 1862 (deduced)
William Henry 1861 Not yet known
Margaret Sarah B 1863 Not yet known
M GIBSON Thomas 1880 Fremantle
M ROOKE  Claude Morley 1897 Fremantle
D 20 Feb 1935 EAst Fremantle
Buried Fremantle Cemetery MON AA S 1646
Robert Thomas bap 15th July 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D  Not yet known
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
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 Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 3rd March 1875 page 2 Sale of H50 land and cottage
The Argus Monday 20th December 1875 – page1 – Death Philip WALKER
Departure from Western
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
23 April 1900 Fremantle
B Fremantle Cemetery Ang Mon A 0442
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 Ireland
Discharge: At own request having completed 21 years’ service
15th February 1865 – Application to purchase Perth Suburban Lot 150 of 5 acres – at £2 per acre – forfeited 21-7-1865 – failed to pay although in 1874 as he was selling up prior to leaving the colony Philip Walker advertised this lot for sale with a 2 roomed cottage, well and firewood on a 4 acre 2 rood plot.
Again in 1875 prior to leaving the colony Philip Walker advertised for sale his property H50 located between Hay and Murray streets (near George Street). The property consisted of a 4 roomed cottage, store rooms, cow house, and piggery. The area of was trenched and fenced and planted with vines and fruit trees with a reliable source of water and commanding views of the city, Swan river and Darling range.
Sons William Henry and Robert Thomas were both alive in 1900 aged 39 and 34 respectively according to mother Mary Ann’s Death Certificate