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Edward Falls, came to Australia on the "Neva" in 1833 as a private in the 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot. He came from Collon in Ireland and had enlisted at Birr in the County of Louth on 15.1.1833. His enlistment number was 1018. His wife, Martha, had apparently died and I know he brought two children with him - namely Alexander and Ellen. There was another son named Wiliam as he was mentioned on Edward's death certificate, but I cannot find his arrival in Australia. Edward left Australia on 29.1.1844 with the Regiment and went to India. He was wounded in one of the battles there, losing his left hand to a sabre wound. He ended his army service in England on 5.2.1847, after a total service of almost 14 years with the 50th. Edward returned to Australia on the "Thetis" on 17.5.1848 and died in Sydney in 1863 at 68 years of age. He was buried at Camperdown Cemetry. Edward's daughter Ellen, born around 1819, married Alexander McIntosh in 1837 at Windsor and had one son, Edward McIntosh. Alexander died and Ellen married William Sandquist in 1860, She did not have any more children and died in Sydney Hospital in 1882. Edward's son, Alexander Falls, , was born in Ireland in 1824. He went on to be proprietor of the "Maitland" Mercury" newspaper and died in 1870. He had married Margaret Flynn in 1849 and they had eight sons and one daughter.
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