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FORTESCUE – William 54th Regiment

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54th Regiment Brass Badges
Died Perth Colonial Hospital
Name FORTESCUE – William
Regiment (s)54th Regiment
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1826 / Not yet known
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service14 years 6 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/pension commenced 3 February 1841
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
London, England
Pension Districts1851 1st East London
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Shoreditch London Middlesex England
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
c1829 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage5 June 1849 Shoreditch, Middlesex England
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B 1st quarter 1850 St. George in the East, London MDX
M James Beck 1863 Geraldton WA
William Henry B c1853 Fremantle Western Australia
bur 4th September 1854 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeTUNSTILL Giles
Date/Place of Marriage1859 Champion Bay Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandJane B 1859 Greenough Flats Western Australia
William B 1861 Greenough Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th April 1859 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWO97 discharge document – unable to locate at this time
Discharge due to dyspnea and palpitations
The Bi-centennial Dictionary has 4 marriages for Jane Fortescue ie Born Villars married 1st John Clamp 2nd William Fortescue 3rd Giles Tunstall 4th William Wheatley in 1870 at William River, This Jane Wheatley died 1898 aged 79, father William, Mother Jane Williams.