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BYRNE / BURNS – William Honourable East India Company 1st European Infantry 1st Bombay Fusiliers

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameBYRNE / BURNS – William
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st European Infantry 1st Bombay Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 553
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th November 1840 / 19 years / Kilkenny  Ireland
Description – Height
5’ Ft 7.5/8 in
Fresh /  Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service19 Years 6 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th October 1860 / not known
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny 1857-1859
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1860 Kilkenny
1862 Tilbury
1862-1873 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862 / Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1821  Castlecomer Kilkenny 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 Marriage9 July 1861 St. John’s Kilkenny, Kilkenny Ireland
Children by 1st WifeAnn B 18 February 1862 St. John’s Kilkenny City Kilkenny Ireland
Bp 19 February 1862

Francis (BURN) B 24th December 1864 Fremantle Western Australia bap 3rd January 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D 23 April 1879 Subiaco WA
Killed by lightning
Buried East Perth Cemetery (Burns)

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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Western Australian Times Friday 12th January 1872 – page 3 – William BYRNE drunk and indecent behaviour
The Herald Saturday 26 April 1879 page 3 Death of Francis
The Western Australian Times Friday 16 May 1879 page 2
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th January 1873  Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia  (BURNS)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAt the time of son Francis’s death his mother was in the asylum where she had been since she had been admitted in 1870 and his sister was in the catholic orphanage.
An Annie Burns age 11 was admitted to the RC orphanage November 1873 and discharged 14th March 1878 to service in Perth.