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WALSH – Michael HEIC

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NameWALSH – Michael
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Artillery Bombay
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No.  164
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th September 1828/ Kilkenny
Description – Height
Sallow/blue/brown/ visage oval
Overseas Service/DurationHonourable East India Company
Length of Service15 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeBugle Major / 15th May 1844 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone Known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1844 2nd Dublin
1850 2nd Cork
1851 1st East London
1851 Western Australia
1853 Melbourne Victoria
1856 Bombay
1857 2nd East London
1858 Jersey
1860 2nd Liverpool
1861 1st Glasgow
1861 Enniskillen
1863 Longford
1864 Athlone
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birth1810 (Deduced) Athy Kildare 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
c1827 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1853 to Victoria Australia
1856 Bombay
1857 London England
These last 2 journeys did not depart from Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st January 1865 Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to organic disease of stomach and palpitations of heart
Ship Sir Thomas Coutts from India to England 5 May 1844.
Michael’s conduct on the ship was noted by John Gorman and he said “Idiocrasy is to a great extent prevalent on board particularly in one individual of the Guard (Walsh) who on retiring to rest laid his razor open alongside of him and found so by his wife who questioned him on the subject but received no answer but he arose and immediately put them away.”
All did not go well after that as on September 6th Gorman again wrote of the erratic behaviour of Michael “One of the Detachment (Walsh) broke open his wife’s box for the purpose of throwing her clothes overboard but was stopped, made a prisoner of and placed in confinement, his wife removed and placed with the single women.”