PERSONAL DETAILSEdward ROCHE (Roach)
Birth date and place22 Oct 1828 Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland.
Baptism date and placeDiocese of Killala. Baptisms not extant prior to 1841.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WAFarm Servant.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5½ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place16 Feb 1858 Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland.
SpouseSarah COSGRAVE.
ChildrenMichael.
Mary Josephine.
Birth dates and places unknown.
Death date and place31 Aug 1893 John Street, Perth?, Western Australia.
Burial date and place2 Sep 1893 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
R.C. Section.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesWest 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 place22 Apr 1846 Athlone, Roscommon (under-age).
Service/CampaignsCrimea.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty 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 MartialNone.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place1 Jan 1856 Chatham.
Length of Service9 years 72 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1502/76.
Post Discharge ResidenceBelmullet, Mayo.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictSligo.
Pension Amount8d. per diem.  Increased to 1/0½d. per diem on 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF.
Patriotic Fund.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipRacehorse.
Departure and Arrival26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force. Discharged 1878.
Police Constable.
Land Grant/Purchase15 May 1881 Perth Lot Y141 (grant).
SubscriptionsNone.
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