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WALSH – Michael 49th Regiment

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49th Regiment
China Medal 1842
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grants
Name WALSH – Michael
Regiment (s)49th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1415
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th July 1840 / 19 years / Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¼ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 1 year 2 months
China – 1 year 6 months
Ionian Islands – 2 years
Malta – 1 years
Crimea – 1 year 5 months
Length of Service21 years 124 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th January 1862 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsChina Medal
Crimea War Medal Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1862 Armagh
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1884 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/6d per diem for Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Mitchelstown Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism27th March 1821 Mitchelstown Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1836 Armagh Ireland (possibly)
Date/Place of Marriage10th September 1860 Armagh Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohanna B 1861 Armagh Ireland
M LAW Thomas Wilmot 17th May 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
D 28th November 1924 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
John Merchantman
B 15th December 1862 at sea
D 30th September 1897 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
B 29th October 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M STEWART Alexander 15th July 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 5th November 1921 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
B 13th April 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 22nd March 1941 East Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick Michael B 15th October 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
M CRAKE Amelia Mary 9th July 1892 Western Australia
D 8th December 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
DOWD Michael
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P59 2 acres
25th May 1881 Title application
10th February 1882 Title granted
10 February 1882 Granted N. Fremantle location P58. 2 Acres Acc 473 An/158/5 Vol 34 gives the date as 20th September 1879. The description is as follows: On the EAST by 3 chains of Thompson Road, on the WEST by 3 chains of the Perth & Fremantle Road, of the NORTH & SOUTH by North Fremantle lots P57 & P59 each measuring 6 chains 68 links, all measurements more or less. The date given is 14 (24) 6. 81. In 1884 it was found that the lots numbered between 52 & 61 had been wrongly occupied so that although Michael Walsh had been assigned no 58 he had occupied number 59. The Commissioner of Titles worked out a plan, approved by the Governor, whereby they exchanged the titles to rectify the error. The cost was paid for out of the ‘Enrolled Guard Vote’.
Occupation after
1882 had been employed by Comptroller Stone as outdoor servant for 15 years
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Tuesday 10th January 1888 page 3 Fire at Fremantle
West Australian Thursday 3rd August 1905 – page 7 Death of Ann
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st October 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
22nd July 1905 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia (under name WELSH)
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3435/6 Bk 3 No 772
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Michael Walsh 870 (sic) Private 49th Foot location Hong Kong and Canton
1851 Michael Walsh 1415 Private 49th Foot location Fermoy, Cork, Ireland and Corfu Ionian Islands
1861 Michael Walsh 1415 Private 49th Foot location Belfast
Wounded in right arm on 25th September 1855 in the final attack on the Redan.
Discharge at own request having served upwards of 21 years.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated the conduct of both Michael and Ann Walsh as Very Good, they were accompanied by their daughter Johanna and son John Merchantman was born during the voyage.
19 Nov 1880 As a pensioner occupied quarters in No 2 Barracks Fremantle BL 144 with wife and 4 children
10 Jan 1881 As an Enrolled Guard purchased QM items BL 144
6 May 1882 Occupied quarters in No 2 Barracks Fremantle with wife and 4 children. BL 144
3rd July 1884 Michael made his will leaving all his household furniture together with his allotment and cottage on P59 to his wife Ann with the proviso that if his family of 2 boys and 2 girls approve it could be sold, one half going to Ann and the other half divided between them. (He ignored his son John who was intellectually and physically handicapped).
21st April 1886 After Michael death Ann advertised the sale of North Fremantle P95 (sic) in the Government Gazette and she went to live in a cottage at the rear of the Fremantle prison until on the evening of 7th January 1888 it was destroyed by fire leaving Ann and her dependent sons John, Joseph and Patrick without a home. Eventually with the help of the Resident Magistrate she was given lodgings in the Barracks at Fremantle for herself, John and Patrick until she entered the Women’s Home