PERSONAL DETAILS Edward ROCHE (Roach)
Birth date and place 22 Oct 1828 Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland.
Baptism date and place Diocese of Killala. Baptisms not extant prior to 1841.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WA Farm Servant.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 5½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 16 Feb 1858 Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland.
Spouse Sarah COSGRAVE.
Children Michael.
Mary Josephine.
Birth dates and places unknown.
Death date and place 31 Aug 1893 John Street, Perth?, Western Australia.
Burial date and place 2 Sep 1893 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
R.C. Section.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries West Australian 2 Sep 1893.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) 6th (The Royal 1st Warwickshire) Regiment.  1 Oct 1849 transferred to
34th (Cumberland) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #2501 (6th) #3064 (34th) Private.
Attestation date and place 22 Apr 1846 Athlone, Roscommon (under-age).
Service/Campaigns Crimea.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/Medical Casualty Roll: Severe Wound. The Assault on the Quarries. 7 June 1855.
Disabled by loss by amputation of middle and ring fingers of right hand after wound by musket ball on 7th June at the attack on the Quarries.
Unfit for further service [Chatham Decber 6th 1855].
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 1 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service 9 years 72 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1502/76.
Post Discharge Residence Belmullet, Mayo.
Post Discharge Pension District Sligo.
Pension Amount 8d. per diem.  Increased to 1/0½d. per diem on 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Racehorse.
Departure and Arrival 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force. Discharged 1878.
Police Constable.
Land Grant/Purchase 15 May 1881 Perth Lot Y141 (grant).
Subscriptions None.
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