PERSONAL DETAILSMichael WALSH (Welsh)
Birth date and place1821 Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland.
Baptism date and place27 Mar 1821 Mitchelstown, Cork, Ireland.
RC Diocese of Cloyne.
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Occupations pre-WALabourer.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 5¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place1860 Armagh, Ireland.
SpouseAnn Dowd (Dowed, Dowel, Doutt).
ChildrenJohanna b. 1861, Armagh, Armagh, Ireland.
John Merchantman b. 1862, at sea on board Merchantman en route from England to Western Australia.
Margaret b. 1864, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Patrick Michael b. 1868, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place1 Oct 1884 Fremantle, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Cardiac Disease.
Burial date and placeOctober 1884 Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle, Western Australia (assumed, record not extant).
Will and ProbateWill: 3 Jul 1884. Probate: October 1885 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Cons. 3403-1885-772.
Death Notices and Obituaries
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s or Hertfordshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#1415 Private.
Attestation date and place20 Jul 1840 Limerick, Limerick.
Service/CampaignsEast Indies 1 year 2 months.
China 1 year 6 months.
Ionian Islands 2 years.
Malta 1 year.
Crimea 1 year 5 months.
Musters1851 Fermoy, Cork, Ireland & Corfu, Ionian Islands [WO12-6074].
1861 Belfast Depot [WO12-6085].
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesChina Medal 1842.
Crimea War Medal clasps Alma, Inkermann, Sebastopol.  Turkish Crimea Medal.
Four Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/MedicalCasualty Roll: Slight Wound. Final Attack on the Redan. 8 September 1855.
Slightly wounded in the right arm.
Regimental Courts Martial8 Jan 1846 Tried and convicted for being drunk on Inlying Picquet.
Sentenced 40 days imprisonment with hard labour. Remitted 10 days.
In confinement 26 Dec 1845 to 5 Feb 1846.
15 Jul 1846 Tried and convicted for breaking out of Barracks when confined thereto and returning drunk. Sentenced 30 days imprisonment with hard labour.
Imprisonment 11 Jul 1846 to 15 Aug 1846.
Seventeen times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
District Courts MartialNone.
General Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place4 Feb 1862 Belfast.
Length of Service21 years 124 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97/1543/140.
Post Discharge ResidenceArmagh.
Post Discharge Pension DistrictArmagh.
Pension Amount1/- per diem.
Increased to 1/6d. on 4 Jun 1878 for service EPF. Suspended when re-entering EPF.
Again increased to 1/6d. on 18 Jan 1881.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMerchantman. 
Departure and Arrival12 Oct 1862 London; 14 Feb 1863 Fremantle. Via Bermuda.
Status/OccupationEnrolled Pensioner Force.
Enrolled Guard 01 May 1886 to disbandment 31 Mar 1887.
Servant to J F Stone, Comptroller General of Convicts.
Land Grant/Purchase10 Feb 1882 North Fremantle Lot 58 (sic) 2 acres (grant).
Note: Occupied Lot P59 owing to assignment error (see Will in sidebar).
Subscriptions
Misc. Newspaper Articles