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BARR – William 71st and 42nd Regiment

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71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry Colours
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal


Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp


NameBARR – William
Regiment (s)71st and 42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2310 / 1351
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th February 1845 / 16 years 11 months / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 year
Corfu – 1 year 10 months
Crimea – 1 year 4 months
Malta – 1 year 7 months
India – 8 years 8 months
Length of Service21 years 18 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th June 1867 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Sebastpol clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India clasp
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1867 1st Glasgow
1867 Paisley
1869 Glasgow
1872 Paisley
1873 Greenwich
1874-1882 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Greenock Scotland
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald (Fremantle WA) Saturday 16th September 1882 page 2 Inquest into the death of pensioner William Barr thought to have been from an overdose of opium.
The West Australian Tuesday 10th October 1882 acquittal of Frederick Scanlan of the manslaughter of William Barr
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th September 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 William Barr 2310 Corporal 71st Ft location Sealkote
East Indies
Served in the Eastern campaign (Crimea) 1854-1855, present at the siege of Sebastopol. Served in the Indian Campaign in central India.
13th October 1881 William Barr applied for a town grant but was told he would have to wait until Crown land was assigned.
Coroner’s Inquest September 1882 finding of manslaughter by  EPG Frederick SCANLAN over suppling William Barr with a quantity of opium.
Apparently William Barr was having trouble sleeping and took opium supplied by Scanlan in an effort to affect a cure.