BROWN – William 17th 78th and 64th Regiment

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17th Regiment Royal Leicestershire Cap Badge

78th Regiment Highlanders Colours

64th Regiment Colours

Persian War Medal

Indian Mutiny Medal w Lucknow Clasp


BROWN – William
Regiment (s)17th 78th and 64th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1475 – 17th Regiment
2927 – 78th Regiment
649 –  64th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
31st December 1839 / 18 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 20 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 142 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th August 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPersian Campaign 1856/7
Suppression of the Bengal Mutiny 1857-8 with clasp for the defence of Lucknow
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Cork
September 1863 Tilbury
1863-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem increased 18th January 1881 to 1/2d per diem for service to Enrolled Force in Western Australia 
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 St Mary’s Shandon Cork Ireland
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 Marriage6th April 1862 St, Patrick’s Cork City Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary B 25th May 1863 St. Mary’s Cork City Cork Ireland
D Not yet known
Patrick William B 8th March 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Eliza B 13th January 1867 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Helen B 16th May 1868 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Henry B 20th August 1869 Perth Western Australia
D Not 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
Granted Y270 1 Acre (The third block from the corner of Leeder and Wanneroo Roads on left hand side between Leeder and Vincent streets. Title application made  17/10/1883
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette & WA Times 15th May 1874 – page 3
The Western Australian Times 2nd April 1875 – page 6
The Daily News 4th October 1886 – page 3 (William Brown’s death)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th October 1886 Mt. Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
January 1880 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index. Location: Woolwich & Bolton
1851 British Army World Wide Index. Location: Aden (now Yeman)
9th January 1874 William Brown was charged with deserting his five children and  leaving them without the means of support. Imprisoned for 2 months and his pension stopped and applied towards his children’s maintenance in the Poor House while he was undergoing his sentence.