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WALSH – Thomas 50th and 96th Regiment

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
96th Regiment 1875
Geraldton Cemetery
Obituary – owned Greenough Hotel
NameWALSH – Thomas
Regiment (s)50th and 96th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1445 – 96th Regiment
657 – 50th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th July 1826 / 16 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralia – 14 years 11 months
Bengal – 1 year 7 months
Length of Service23 years 67 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 23rd September 1851 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1851 1st Cork
1853 Tilbury Fort
1853 – 1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Youghal Cork 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
c1828 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1842 St Mary’s (RC) Sydney New South Wales
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann Catherine bap 1846 St James (RC) Sydney New South Wales
M1 MORRISSEY Patrick 26th October 1861 Greenough Western Australia
M2 EAKINS Samuel 5th November 1870 Greenough, Western Australia
D 26th April 1874 Mount Hill Victoria District (south of Greenough) Western Australia
bur Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Henrietta Alice B c1853 at sea (possibly aboard Pyrenees II)
M PEARSON Robert Blackett 31st May 1869 Greenough Western Australia
D 26th January 1876 Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Pioneer Cemetery Western Australia
Ester (sic) Matilda  B 17th April 1854 Western Australia
bap 24th May 1854 Guildford Western Australia
D 1864 Mount Hill Western Australia
bur Greenough Pioneer Cemetery Western Australia
Louisa Teresa Maria B 29th  March 1857 Western Australia
bap 11th April 1857 Perth West Australia
M WILLIAMS Thomas Christopher 11th May 1880 St Francis Xavier RC Geraldton Western Australia
D 21st June 1938 Northampton Western Australia
bur Northampton Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick B c1860
21st March 1887 Western Australia
bur Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
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
Police Man
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News  Perth 7th May – 1883 page 3
Victorian Express  Geraldton -9th May 1883 page 2-3 and 9th July 1884 page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd May 1883 Geraldton Western Australia
3rd May 1883 Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
29th June 1884 Geraldton Western Australia
1st July 1884 Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1883/687
Thomas Walsh left a very detailed will leaving everything to his wife Ann during her lifetime and after her death it was to go to his daughter Louisa Williams wife of Thomas Christopher Williams. His granddaughter Mary Jane Morrissey was to have a gratuity of £50 for 6 years from the time of his wife’s death. (No indication of the value of the estate)
Further InformationThomas Walsh was the Sergeant Major aboard the Pyrenees in charge of the Convict guard and the surgeon considered it was due to the sergeant major’s good management that the Guards conduct was extremely satisfactory
Surgeon’s Sick List Pyrenees:
24th March 1853 Mary Ann Walsh age 8 remitted fever
Other numerous newspaper references to Thomas Walsh and family