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GEDDES – William 72nd Regiment

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72nd Regiment Colours
Pensioner Barracks
NameGEDDES – William
Regiment (s)72nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 847
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st July 1835 / 19 years 3 months / Glasgow Scotland
Calico Printer
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope –  1 year 2 months
Gibraltar – 3 years 2 months
West Indies – 3 years 4 months
North America – 3 years 3 months
Malta – 6 months
Length of Service21 years 1 day
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th November 1856 / Edinburgh Castle Scotland (Place of inquiry)
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Stirling Scotland
Pension Districts1856 2nd Glasgow
1859 Paisley
1859 Coal House Battery Point (near Tilbury)
1859-1865 Western Australia
1865 Adelaide South Australia
1865-1889 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1816 Denny Stirlingshire 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail 4th May 1889 page 57
Departure from Western
May have visited South Australia between 1865 – 75
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th April 1889 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Geddes 847 private 72nd regt. location Portsmouth
1851 William Geddes 847 Private 72nd Regt. Location Trinidad
Discharge due to length of service and chronic Dyspnoea
William Geddes appeared to have travelled to South Australia in 1865 but if he did he was not paid there.
SROWA Cons 36 VOL 527/1886/2615
Application for William Geddes to be admitted to Mt Eliza Depot 5 Feb 1886 as illness has made him unable to earn a living.
VOL 527/1887/0099
10th January 1889 Pensioner William Geddes age 72 of the 72nd regt admitted to the Mt Eliza Depot